Home is where the heart is.

That said, you’d be surprised at the few times I’ve been emotionally-impacted in my life, relative to most others. Adolescence was a turning point for me, having seen the anger I could quickly bring to a boil. No differently than that pot of water on the stove, when I boiled, I boiled OVER.

All that changed when I decided to suppress my feelings. I built an imaginary wall to shield myself and replaced rage with reason and rationale. However, as the episode of “Seinfeld” properly alluded to, saying “Serenity Now” doesn’t guarantee you the peace or tranquility you seek. In time, it just raises your boiling point and I’ve reached mine.

In the pages that follow expect to see heart and rage intermixed with a cognitive appraisal.