On our morning commute, my daughter and I drive by a church. Or, I should say, the human construct I have been socially conditioned to call this image “church”. For my daughter, this image is “castle”. From watching Frozen countless times, Desiree has made that association and, with my encouragement, we proceed to discuss what […]
The jack-o’-lantern originated from an Irish myth about a man nicknamed “Stingy Jack.” According to the story, Stingy Jack invited the Devil to have a drink with him. True to his name, Stingy Jack didn’t want to pay for his drink, so he convinced the Devil to turn himself into a coin that Jack could […]
There’s a feeling internally…a light bulb switch on…when the hopelessness of the situation dissolves and an answer appears…often through the words of another. A conduit of the Universe. October 2014. My therapist and I were brainstorming places I could go. We need to get you and Desiree out safely and healthily…her words kept ruminating through my […]
If Seagull has flown across your path… It’s time to take a different perspective on things. Take a moment and step back from everything that you are currently dealing with and look at it from a different angle. Your solution lies in changing your attitude towards the problem at hand. Soar above the drama and […]
The only thing that kept me from committing suicide was the thought of the pain I would put my family through. So, when I was eventually diagnosed with cancer in 2010, I had a different reaction than most…I was relieved. I felt like the Universe had given me an escape with this divine Get-Out-of-Jail-Free card.” […]
Father’s Day tends to be a tough day in my heart. But, today feels different…thanks to my daughter and the man she calls “Dada”. Call it a gift of motherhood. A reliving of sorts. I’m able to access softness in a place that was previously hard, light where there was darkness, love where there was pain, and […]
After dissing the before pic, it might seem strange that I ask you now to locate a mirror. And, if you have no mirrors in your house, don’t worry…at the studio, there are mirrors literally everywhere. In fact, the first upgrade I made to the studio was mirror installation. Could you extend these mirrors the […]
Blame it on the holidays, the forty year old hormones, the New Year’s newsfeed, and the vision (real or distorted…) I see in the mirror, but I’ve been feeling “fluffy”…”deluxe”…or whatever version of the F-word (fat) you like to use. The other day, I began to panic realizing I have no idea how much I weigh. […]
Dear Love, I know there have been times I have tried to capture you, hold you hostage, and bottle you up, but today, with my Christmas eyes, I see that you deserve better. I hereby release You from my non-compete clause. To compete implies a winner, a loser, a relative ranking, but You, Love, stand apart […]
As the spouse, loved one, or caretaker of someone going through chemo, it is absolutely imperative that we develop this higher sense.
Intimacy requires it. Vulnerability insists upon it. Love expands around it. As our personal crazy is recognized and honored, our souls relax.
When we are out of alignment with our purpose, we feel it in our bodies, our thoughts, and our life circumstances. Things do not manifest easily. But, don’t let this discourage you. See it as a signpost that would similarly instruct you to merge, take a detour, or…get a divorce.