Balancing Affirmations for Unlocking Authenticity

For over 5 years I’ve had an on-again-off-again relationship with positive affirmations. The challenge I run into every time is that I feel immediate resistance to the new affirmation. The parts of me that reject the affirmation quickly rise up. Then within a day or so, all of the areas in my life that don’t meetContinue reading “Balancing Affirmations for Unlocking Authenticity”

Making Sense of it All

There are times in our lives where events, that are often traumatic, lead us to want to “wrap things up” and put a bow on them. Senseless deaths or murders, such as school shootings or other acts of violence leave us grasping for understanding. Yesterday, I was almost involved in an accident in which thereContinue reading “Making Sense of it All”

Becoming The Love You’ve Been Looking For

Fantasies about knights in shining armor started at a young age for me. I wanted a man to save me from my miseries; to whisk me away on his stead into the sunset. Fairytales, it seems, were a vast part of my psyche. Then in my late thirties when my marriage dissolved and I wasContinue reading “Becoming The Love You’ve Been Looking For”

Loving Ourselves in Spite of Ourselves

It is ultimately each of our own responsibilities to love ourselves. Too often we look to others, to our possessions and to our accomplishments to “fill our cups.” These are only temporary and are not fixes, instead when the time has past or the others are long gone, we still stand there holding an emptyContinue reading “Loving Ourselves in Spite of Ourselves”

Breathing Freely Again

Usually my exercise-induced-asthma is triggered with running or higher level cardio. Today it was so bad while I was out for a walk, it made me wish I had used my inhaler beforehand. After thinking through several possible asthma and allergy triggers, I realized that this past month – and this past work week inContinue reading “Breathing Freely Again”

a dreamer’s dream

“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.” ~Khalil Gibran through the fog he could see the beauty bound within scars. there was no hiding nor cajoling. no shrugging permitted. simply naked & vulnerable. able to see straight to the truth his eyes fixated on the darkest spots on my soul,Continue reading “a dreamer’s dream”

The Answers are Within

When wanting to know the answer to a question, know that the answer is within. When making a choice about what to do, you can find the answer by turning inward. First do a meditation to still your mind. Then do one of two things:  1. Imagine yourself in the situation you are inquiring about,Continue reading “The Answers are Within”

On The Turning Away from God: A Round Trip

Turning away from God occurred at a young age for me. My father was an atheist and would not take me to “our” church that I was baptized in. So he suggested I attend church with a school friend. I didn’t understand why my United Methodist (UMC) Bible was so different from the Soutern Baptist(SBC) one.Continue reading “On The Turning Away from God: A Round Trip”

Living Betwixt: Being the Bridge

Here I explore my love for living in two different worlds; recognizing my near constant need for changes… Born into life, lifeless. As I pushed through the canal of my birth, suddenly frozen was I. For when the doctor slammed the mask over my mother’s face, forcing her against her will to a medicated delivery,Continue reading “Living Betwixt: Being the Bridge”

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