We all want more joy in our lives. More contentment, love, freedom from fear and anger and oppression. We long for true connection with others, deep understanding and appreciation. We live in a day and age when information is EVERYWHERE and in such huge quantities that it can be overwhelming. Everyone’s voice can be heard … Continue reading Your own personal fragrance
It was 25 degrees outside and dark. I heard my husband try the front door and remembered that I had locked it. We recently moved out into the woods and I just feel safer with it locked when I’m home alone. I was wiping my hands to go help when I heard him get his … Continue reading Does the real deal even exist?
What is beauty and how does the human soul recognize it? And why are we naturally drawn to it? Is it true that beauty is subjective or is there also a universal standard, a beauty that is recognized in every country and by every human...or at least all those who can still see beauty? Does … Continue reading The whistling frog
The most underestimated of all the amazing living things that roam this planet are certainly and without a doubt single parents. That’s right. If you are a single mom or dad then YOU are the glue that holds families together, you are the foundation of our societies, you are the hope of our children. You … Continue reading The simply amazing single parent
I want to be more like my dog. Years ago I opened a birthday gift from my sweet husband, and inside the little green and pink box I found a dog collar and a picture of a little miniature schnauzer with her curious head cocked to one side. She was a 4 year old rescue … Continue reading The loving wisdom of canines
It happened. It was wrong, and it hurt - in fact it may have hurt so bad and messed you up so much you didn’t know if you would get through it. You had to fight hard, to the point you thought your strength was all gone, and then you had to fight some more. … Continue reading Victim or victor – the fine line
Love is not seeing how much s*** you can put up with from another human being. We think that if we continually turn the other cheek, look the other way, forgive and allow it to happen again that we are somehow being loving. But here's the thing: we're allowing them to get away with bad … Continue reading This isn’t love
I want to wear black. Everyday. Because there is no color right now in my life. And I want to cover my head and throw ashes on it. I want everyone who sees me to know that my life is not OK in any way, that it has been forever altered and that a … Continue reading Permission to grieve
She was the latest and greatest: Rub-A-Dub dolly, the baby doll you could bathe in the bathtub. You could even wash her hair. I loved her with all the fervent devotion of a four-year old and I would lovingly comb her wet, messy “doo” with my little fingers after every bath. However the eyes of … Continue reading The dragon and the dolly
So I'm human. You can’t fault a cat for sleeping 18 hours a day, or a snail for taking 2 hours to cross the street. I’m human, therefore I live my life having human moments. I drop things. I forget things. I make wrong turns and drive the wrong way down one-way streets. I miss … Continue reading Humin moments
My dog has a superpower. She can see through trees and over hills and into dense bushes as if they weren’t even there! She can hear noises on another level, aware of movement way before I even know something is coming. And the more time I spend walking with her in the woods, the more … Continue reading X-ray vision
Experiences can change your point of view. My eldest son returned from the army as a bit of a cynic, as well as being slightly paranoid towards the government. He had spent a few years working in intelligence with a top secret clearance, and may have seen some things which made him question...well, the competency … Continue reading Are you good enough?
I want to start off by saying that I know this is a touchy topic, and I am certainly not passing any general sweeping judgment on the subject, but am simply sharing my experience and what I have known to be the experience of other women in the church. To me it is more important … Continue reading Placing your fate into the right hands
You are not alone. I promise you that whatever you are facing today, hundreds - no, thousands - of others have faced as well. You are surrounded by past and present lives who have felt exactly what you are feeling. You are not alone. Yours is a unique combination of circumstances, a different mix, but … Continue reading Who’s got your back?
Today is such a significant day for so many in our country. Even for people who did not personally know someone in those two towers or planes, we all lost something that day and our country was changed forever. A few years ago I travelled to NYC with my sister to visit ground zero and … Continue reading Where the true battle lies
I was ambushed. Out of nowhere in particular, the cloud descended and enveloped me today. Suddenly the sunshine, usually so bright, was nowhere to be found. Have you ever had a day like that? Everything is blanketed in gray, heavy mist. And I know in my head that I am surrounded by good and beautiful … Continue reading Fighting through the fog
Perfectionism is a stress monger, a liar and a fun-killer. But it will keep snapping the whip until you send it packing. How can we uproot something that runs so deep?
Thank you for showing me who you are.However I will now choose to disregard it.I refuse to believe it.I will continue trying to change you and to make this into something it can never be.You see, what you showed me is not what i want to see.I want you to be loving, and rational, and … Continue reading Thank you for showing me who you are
Messes can be scary, and when we continue to avoid them we allow them to grow and silently take over. But what if we didn't have to fear our inner mess?
Endlessly looking to be filled by another ends up robbing us of the opportunity to live a full life - looking in, not out - is the key to finding all and more than we need!
We drive ourselves to the point of exhaustion and why? Why is it SO hard to allow ourselves to simply BE?
The present is the giver of innumerable gifts...but we have to show up to realize just how rich we are!
When I start looking for the violin player it is a cue that I have forgotten how to fight my way through this new challenge. How can I go from whining to winning?
It hurts. Wounds by a loved one can feel like an arrow to the heart. Acknowledge the wound but don't stay there...there is a way to freedom and healing and empowerment even after a devastating hurt!
Change can't happen by simply DOING...it has to start with the BEING and with BELIEVING. This will be the force to unleash the change!
We vow that it will never happen again and in order to protect ourselves we can sometimes end up taking measures that in the long run, ain't so pretty.
You are not called to be a martyr or his savior. Trust your instincts when you feel like something is wrong and take action before it's too late. Things never get better on their own - please girl! Listen to those of us who have lived it and witnessed it.
There are things in life that will break you. You may not realize this yet. But it will happen. I spent most of my life trying to avoid being broken - never understanding the power it holds to set things right. I thought I was stronger than the storm. I thought that with stubborn willpower, … Continue reading Broken doesn’t mean damaged
The moment I publish something and then wait to see if anyone liked it, I am missing the point. I write because I love to write. I lose myself in it. I stay up way too late, typing and typing and searching for the right word in the right sentence to convey what I am … Continue reading It’s not about the likes