The 8-Minute Miracle Shift Every Parent and Child Needs

After an emotionally stressful day at work taking care of post-divorce fall-out, and wrestling with some personal demons, I drove directly to my children’s school to pick them up. They were in their after-school programs and being away from them all day, it had been my habit to make a bee-line to each of theirContinue reading “The 8-Minute Miracle Shift Every Parent and Child Needs”

The Necessity of a Broken Heart

We have all experienced at least one broken heart, I’m sure. Perhaps it was a lover, a friend or even our mother. It’s impossible to live without having had someone reach in and pull our hearts out or apart. On what could have been a celebrated wedding anniversary, I’m coming to a new understanding aboutContinue reading “The Necessity of a Broken Heart”

Insurrection: Rising Up

insurrection what was once affection now turns into aggression. what was or what I thought love was, is now just a face to shove in the mud. the half baked cake falls quickly when its support structure has thusly been removed. for twenty minutes or more, i flail on the floor. your words have cutContinue reading “Insurrection: Rising Up”

Numbers: The Erasure

“three standard deviations” i am the normal to your standard deviation of 3. i love your flirtations, yet they trigger a lot of “unworthy” in me. i fear your love, your affection, your adoration. like water poured on rock, all is lost to evaporation. ~~~~ erasure since before we separated, parted in the night, i’ve been tryingContinue reading “Numbers: The Erasure”

Last night I felt the cold, again

last night i felt the cold again it reminded me of how cold i felt in hot-assed August when i decided to ask for a divorce. usually preferring to sleep in the nude,  once his energy withdrew, all i could feel was cold at night, when not nude. the same happened to me overnight, the houseContinue reading “Last night I felt the cold, again”

Reblog: Wise Words not Followed

The following piece was read by one of my best friends at my wedding. Interesting that the words “drink not from one cup” went through my mind just the other day, sparking this memory. To read this post later meant it could not be ignored. Basically, the priest suggested that each of our mothers pourContinue reading “Reblog: Wise Words not Followed”

Missing the Funeral

Today they lay his body to its final rest. The second father, Of the man to which I was Connected for half my life. To have known such a man for so many years, To never to have seen so much as a tear. My heart goes out to his, his family His mother, too.Continue reading “Missing the Funeral”

A Child’s Perspective on Divorce: Part II

Another week brings another awareness regarding my son’s feelings. Last week, I wrote about some insights I had gained by paying attention to the feelings behind my son’s behaviors. Here, I reveal the next layer. Mad at me for picking him up from his grandparent’s house, or when I remove his favorite toy after aContinue reading “A Child’s Perspective on Divorce: Part II”

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”

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”

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