My attempts to be super at blogging this morning resulted in my finding this headline:
Moon attempts to be ‘super’ on Saturday night, settles for mediocrity
I think this is a super example of anthropomorphism (ascribing human characteristics to non-human objects).
It might also be a super example of projection. In attempts to be super in psychotherapy, we notice that when people see characteristics in others, that’s often a reflection of themselves. Hence my super response to compliments: “It takes one to know one.”
In case you haven’t noticed, I’m trying to suggest that perhaps the writer of that headline attempted to be super and settled for mediocrity.
Let’s see if there are any attempts to be super in today’s photos.
Harley and Oscar sometimes attempt to be super tolerant of each other.
Here‘s super Stevie Wonder with “Superwoman.”
I’m looking forward to your super comments, below.
Here’s today’s attempt to show my super gratitude for YOU:
Categories: blogging, personal growth, photojournalism, Psychotherapy
Tags: anthropomorphism, cats, Pete Buttigieg’s dogs, projection, snow moon, Stevie Wonder, superwoman, The Daily Bitch Calendar
Yesterday, I used my photographic super power to take a picture of this:
What’s your super power? Do you have more than one? Are you so super modest that it’s difficult to own your super powers?
Here’s a super incomplete list of my super powers:
- Taking pictures (see above).
- Blogging daily.
- Facilitating group healing.
- Coming up with new ideas.
- Finding cool socks.
I recently told a super co-worker that helping a patient find a psychiatrist was NOT one of my super powers. I’m super secure that it’s super helpful to be aware and accepting of our super powers AND our limitations.
Speaking of limitations, I recently had the super idea that I stop using the super-judgmental label “stupid” about myself or anybody else and use the superior word “limited” instead.
Do you see any super powers in my other super snapshots from yesterday?
We think you deserve a treat, no matter what your super powers or limitations. I shall now attempt to find a super treat on YouTube for my super readers.
There’s a super number of videos on YouTube asking and perhaps answering the question, “What’s your super power?” However, I’d rather share some super music like Super Stevie Wonder’s “Superstitious” and “Superwoman.”
I hope you use your super power of making comments, below.
It’s time to use my super power of expressing thanks to all those who helped me create today’s post and — of course! — YOU. And I shall use my super powers to get back here as quickly as possible.
Categories: cognitive behavioral therapy, personal growth, photojournalism
Tags: "Superstitious", Carpool Karaoke, cognitive distortions, fenway park, healing in groups, James Corden, LOL socks, moving forward, Stevie Wonder, superwoman
What are your associations with the word “Superwoman?”
Let’s see what Google Images thinks “Superwoman” means:
That’s the first image that came up in my search, and it lives here, in an online article named “I am not Superwoman,” written by Marissa 11586, who gives a photo credit like so.
Here are my associations, at this point:
- Looking at that image, I feel safe in saying that nobody would mistake me for Superwoman.
- Despite my physical differences from the above image, I often think I can do it all (including giving perfect credit for anything I use in this blog).
- As I’ve dealt with serious medical issues since I was born, I have always gotten back to school and work really quickly. My parents and my doctors, when I was growing up, subscribed to the belief that getting back to “normal” would be healthier for me, no matter what operations or other medical issues I encountered. I think that has contributed to my belief that I can always do that, no matter what ailment I encounter.
- I don’t think I’m going to be getting back to work as soon as I assumed, this time around.
Why? Because I — like Marissa11586 — am NOT Superwoman.
Then, who am I?
Maybe a new title would be a good start.
How about this: Super-Recovery-Woman! Able to take a break and focus on her own needs, with a single bound!
I’ll get back to you about a costume, if I can figure something out.
Thanks to Nebaroth (for the illustration), to Marissa 11586, to women who are as super as they can be (within reasonable limits), and to you — of course! — for reading this, today.