Stories written by Patricia Frank

Fuse Box Switches

Patricia C. Frank

The switches in a fuse box control the flow of electricity to certain items and to certain areas in a certain site. The switches are regulators. You have a psychological fuse box with switches as well. The switches in your fuse box regulate and control the flow of your emotional feelings. If you do not […]

Albatross Metaphor and Paradox

Patricia Frank

Saying, thinking, believing or being told that you have an albatross around your neck implies that you have a psychological burden. It suggests that something is an encumbrance that drags you down and hampers and impedes your progress in life. It is a hindrance that becomes a handicap and prevents you from accomplishing your goals […]

Albatross Metaphor and Paradox

Patricia Frank

Saying, thinking, believing or being told that you have an albatross around your neck implies that you have a psychological burden. It suggests that something is an encumbrance that drags you down and hampers and impedes your progress in life. It is a hindrance that becomes a handicap and prevents you from accomplishing your goals […]

A Pilgrimage to your Past

Patricia C. Frank

A Pilgrim is a person who travels to a sacred place. A Pilgrimage is the journey the pilgrim makes. It is a journey to a nostalgic or sentimental place. It is a journey with emotional significance. It is undertaken for a specific purpose. A considerable amount of time and distance is usually involved. It is […]

Play Hide and Seek

Patricia Frank

There is a natural tendency in animals and human beings to hide things. Among the things that are hidden are secrets; hidden hurts, hidden tears, hidden fears. You might have hidden them because they caused painful feelings or because they caused feelings of shame and embarrassment. You might have learned to hide certain things when […]

Poisonous Personality Disorders

Patricia C. Frank

Everyone has their own personality. Some are pleasant and some are poisonous. Some personalities become the bane of your existence. Each one of these personality types; Paranoid, Anti-Social, Borderline, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Compulsive- Perfectionistic, and Passive-Aggressive are difficult, toxic and deadly. You may have to live or work with one or more of these malicious, noxious […]

Play Hide and Seek

Patricia C. Frank

There is a natural tendency in animals and human beings to hide things. Among the things that are hidden are secrets; hidden hurts, hidden tears, hidden fears. You might have hidden them because they caused painful feelings or because they caused feelings of shame and embarrassment. You might have learned to hide certain things when […]

Rocking Horse Ride

Patricia C. Frank

A rocking horse is a horse mounted on curved bars on which you can rock by moving gently to and fro. Because of its design, you can maintain that motion indefinitely. It is most often a toy for children. However, many adults are still riding their rocking horse. Some people never get off. Every day, […]

Reaching your breaking point

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When enough pressure is applied to something it will break apart and crash into little pieces. When something breaks it becomes inoperable and unable to function. When enough pressure is applied to a human being they will collapse and burst into and then dissolve into tears when they have reached their breaking point. Their life […]

A Jolt from the Blue

Patricia C. Frank

Sometimes you are just cruising along when it happens. You receive a phone call or a note in the mail that interrupts your life momentarily. It’s a reunion of your class from high school, college or graduate school. A reunion is usually a social gathering with people you were associated with in the past. It […]

Floaters Psychological Emotional and Visual

Patricia Frank

Floaters, among other things, are a visual occurrence. They move on the surface of the liquid in your eyes. They can be cloudy or they can be black specks that drift around in your field of vision. They distort what you see and perceive. They can be distracting and annoying. They can make it difficult […]

Be sure to open your vents

Patricia C. Frank

Pressure is the action of a constant force on a body or object. It can come from the outside or the inside. Pressure can take different forms; the urgency to work under pressure is one. It can be a difficulty or affliction as when you are under financial pressure. It can be constraining as when […]

Be Sure To Open Your Vents

Patricia C. Frank

Pressure is the action of a constant force on a body or object. It can come from the outside or the inside. Pressure can take different forms; the urgency to work under pressure is one. It can be a difficulty or affliction as when you are under financial pressure. It can be constraining as when […]

Grief can be a Surprise

Patricia Frank is a Licensed Psychotherapist.

Grief is a feeling. It is an emotional reaction to a thought or event. It is an instinct that is normal, natural and inevitable. Most people would prefer not to feel the sadness that is the result of a loss. They treat the emotion as a weakness or character flaw. They believe that they have […]

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