I visited the Dark Place again this weekend. I never know when another visit to this place will happen….it is unpredictable and sometimes sudden in its appearance. It has many faces. The face this past weekend was the face of self-doubt, self-recrimination, dark thoughts and hopelessness….a place of grief and sadness and pain. It is … Continue reading The Small (Powerful) Quiet (Patient) Voice Within…. →
Have you ever read the articles, with photos attached of course, about various movie stars with the line “Time has not been kind to …….”? What does that even mean? Are we supposed to look at these human beings who we have put in impossible positions of having to keep up a certain look or … Continue reading “Time Has Not Been Kind” ??? →
Years ago, I think I scared the living daylights out of a shoe salesman. As I began describing what I was looking for, he stopped what he was doing, looked up at me, made eye contact, and said “Go ahead. I’m listening.” I was stopped dead in my tracks. I smiled, and said (sometimes my … Continue reading Kind Attention – The Unsung Hero/Heroine of Super Powers…. →
There is nothing quite like waking up in the wee hours of the morning, looking in the mirror, and facing yourself. No distractions (unless I am quick to try and provide some), no noise, no pressure yet to attend to the relentless errand list….just me…..looking at the reflection of my face….and quietly staring into my … Continue reading The Quiet Wee Hours of the Morning →
Hello New Year, Here I am, again. Grateful to be alive to see you. Struggling with the internal nagging thought of resolutions. But, here is the truth of it…. I will make no resolutions, for I set myself up for failure that way – and that is no way to approach you, this new year. … Continue reading A Letter to the New Year →
I want to write to those of you that may be feeling sad during this holiday season…..to let you know, to let myself know (for I always am writing to myself as well as to you) that it’s ok to be sad. It’s ok to feel whatever is coming up for you. It’s ok to … Continue reading The Gift of Holiday Sadness →
There is a therapist and healer within us that calls us to do what is needed to heal ourselves. Of this I am convinced. We need only to learn to recognize that voice and respond. I have been going through some struggles as of late, and have been back with my old and familiar friend, … Continue reading The Healer Within – Messages From Your Soul →
There are a lot of labels that seem to come with aging… I am not “cranky”.. I am angry …sometimes enraged. I am not “cute” when you see me being affectionate with a partner …..I am a passionate, vital woman expressing herself with enough wisdom and experience to still ignite flames… I am not “too … Continue reading I’m Not Cranky…..I’m Angry! →
Who you really are never goes away…….and I am so grateful for this. As a child, I loved to draw. I loved to write. My parents didn’t quite know what to do with this, as they had grown up in such a time of struggle and focusing on surviving, making a living, and getting whatever … Continue reading The Resiliency of Self →
I am working with being more honest with myself these days. I realize how much I actually withhold from others at times, out of fear of offending them or being rejected by them. This has been a a lifelong pattern for me, learned early on and reinforced along the way until it took over. And … Continue reading The Gentle Brutality of Self Honesty →
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