Change Takes Courage

To go forth and be Merry, we first must remove the (seeming) obstacles to our merriment. It takes courage to look within to see where our lives are not what we would like them to be. It takes will and courage to make the changes that we need to free ourselves from these obstacles, andContinue reading “Change Takes Courage”

Relationships and Running Shoes: If it doesn’t fit, then don’t force it!

Earlier this week, I was trying on new running shoes. For several reasons, it’s best for me to go to a physical store to purchase specialty shoes. The first pair I put on did not feel right before I tied them. The sales associate immediately instructed me to take them off followed by, “If you force itContinue reading “Relationships and Running Shoes: If it doesn’t fit, then don’t force it!”

Relationships are our Teachers

Relationships reflect to us who we are on the inside. They show us so many things about our inner beliefs that we may or may not want to see. When a relationship ends, we often experience grief as a natural matter of course. While on one hand, we could allow ourselves to focus on theContinue reading “Relationships are our Teachers”

Stopping Addictions: A New View

Over the past year, I have discovered that the more disconnected I have felt from myself, from The Creator and from others, the more I have indulged in one or more of my addictions: food, spending, alcohol, social media, and dating. Feeling lonely, even when not alone, is the experience of being disconnected. In his TEDContinue reading “Stopping Addictions: A New View”

Self-Love: Giving & Receiving Grace

I’m confident that in every point of your life, you have done the best you could do with what you had. If we had every resource we needed at 100% all of the time, life would only be smooth sailing. However, it is by repeated trials that we see our strength. I believe that weContinue reading “Self-Love: Giving & Receiving Grace”

A Child’s Perspective on Divorce

Mama, why did you go? Why did you leave me? My home was your home. You belong there, not here. When you moved out, you moved out on me. You left me behind. Heart broken, you left me. “I hate you,” how can you be happier now? You hurt me by moving away. “You’re notContinue reading “A Child’s Perspective on Divorce”

Owning it: Taking Responsibility for Feelings

It can be a challenge sometimes to feel worthy; both of the good and of the not-so-good things in life. Today, I find myself reflecting on my own sadness. The reflection shows where I feel my sorrow is not worthy to be felt, that someone (anyone) else’s cause for sadness is more worthy than myContinue reading “Owning it: Taking Responsibility for Feelings”

My Amazing Daughter

She knows who she is at an age where I struggled with what to wear to school. (I was often joked for my choices). She wears what she wants to wear, and does so with pride, at an age when I struggled with my voice. (I was afraid to speak). She says what she feelsContinue reading “My Amazing Daughter”

The Other Bucket List

Many are familiar with the concept of The Bucket List, the list of things you want to accomplish in your life before you “kick the bucket.” While I have a similar list, I also have the “other Bucket List.” The list of things that I want to eliminate or minimize in my life – now.Continue reading “The Other Bucket List”

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