Shadow Boxing

A blog that probes the mind's dark secrets

Our Inner Green Light

When we act in ways that dismay us, we have opportunities to learn about an inner switch that otherwise hides in the subtext of our narratives. Greater awareness affords greater control. Read More

Our Inner Green LIght

Excellent post, Kathryn. I'll FB and Tweet.
Guess we'd have fewer overweight folks if we learned to recognize what was triggering the green light and allowing us to stuff our faces.
I've recently made progress with that, but it's like walking on a rickety bridge,never knowing when the support is going to fall out from under you, and you give in to that bowl of ice cream or sack of chips. Because the bridge has always fallen out before. I guess it speaks to our optimism that we keep on starting over. :)
In this case, we're mostly only harming ourselves, rather than these lost souls who aren't content to just kill themselves, but have to take others with them.


I've learned that when my brain wants to eat, it has a way of completely reforming my thoughts on the matter. It's tough, I've seen how this works. I don't always win, but at least I've become more aware.

novel on the subject

Dear Ms Ramsland,

thank you for the article, it is always good to learn new things.

Perhaps you have heard about a famous book on a simular topic; "Harriet Said" by Berryl Brainbridge.

If you haven't, you might be interested in reading it. (I read it several decades ago, for English class).

Best regards,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

I know the case

I was thinking of that case with these two girls in Wisconsin. I didn't know the novel, but that's what I'm talking about. Thank you.

You are welcome! :)

You are very welcome, Ms Ramsland!
There seems to be the same pattern, for as far as I can tell.

Have a lovely day!

Best regards,

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Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D., an expert on murder and other shadow themes, teaches forensic psychology and has published 46 books.


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