What did I just hear, listening to ‘You’re a Badass’? “If you are living in the past you are depressed, if you are living in the future you are anxious. If you are living in the present you are at peace.” Or something close to that. Hum. Okay. Time to get back to the present.
The word that keeps ringing in my ears is compassion. That mixed with forgiveness and a keen eye on the future, one that I want to be free to step into. One evening a very long time ago, on a brutal winter night with the howling wind creeping into the rooms of our distant northern […]
The accusations of sexual misconduct in all spheres of public life just keep rolling in and what a powerful shift this has the opportunity to bring about. The more women speak out, and are actually believed, the more other women will feel empowered to tell their stories. It gives a very loud and clear the […]
I have conflicting opinions, emotions and theories regarding my younger brother. Growing up he was always the darling child, doted on if any of us were, and he was indeed charming. Funny, cute, knowing just how to get in the good graces of his audience. Then I moved away and played the role of the […]
I had made the conscious choice to not be involved with the sale and move out of the home that my grandparents purchased in the early 50’s. After they left the home to a care facility due to illness, parkinson and alzheimer’s, it was rented briefly until their deaths. At that point my parents moved […]
Yesterday as I drove along the winding roads to the coast, feelings of guilt made an appearance as I’ve been severely limiting the contact I now have with my parents. Naturally such guilt would increase during this holiday season, right? ‘Tis the time to be merry, cherishing family and goodwill to all! I sat there […]
A few years ago a family friend declared, “it shouldn’t have to be so hard!” while commenting on the state of my relationship with my husband and perhaps, in general, how I was conducting myself through life. Through her life’s lens. Darling, if you don’t want to take the time to really get to know […]