My stepfather FREQUENTLY told me that "You never know what will happen" and that I should tell the people I am close to that I love them as much as possible. And then on the evening of July 3, 2007, he went to sleep and never woke up. In recent weeks, I have seen multiple posts on … Continue reading I love you, man.
As humans, it is instinctual for us to do what we can to avoid feeling uncomfortable. When we are hungry, we eat, when we are cold, we pull on extra layers, when we are tired, we sleep. So, it's no wonder that I see such a widespread phenomena of people pushing down uncomfortable emotions when … Continue reading Right in the feels.
We make plans for the future and we envision how we expect it to all look. Sometimes, almost immediately, life turns us in a different direction and we have to recalibrate. But sometimes, we get caught up in day-to-day living and years go by, and then one day, we have a vision of what it … Continue reading Stop fighting already.
Historically, I have been one of the last people to ask for help. I think I can do it all and that I have no need for help. It seems to take collapsing from exhaustion and my irritability level reaching neck-snapping potential before I realize that I can't do it all. (Even though my husband … Continue reading I get by with a little help from my friends
The holiday season can be a very difficult time for many. Lots of emotions pop up around the holiday season as the year is coming to an end and we all become a little more reminiscent. For some, it is a time of stress, expectations, overwhelm, and complications. For others, it is a time of … Continue reading I wish for a lot of presence…
When I say that I am a terrific procrastinator, I mean that I could earn a living as a procrastinator trainer if there were such a thing. I have always loved the movie "Gone with the Wind" for many reasons. I was fascinated by this epic drama and the fact that it could keep my … Continue reading Out with luck, In with intention
Some of the things that meditating for 500 days in a row has taught me (in random order): Meditating outside is awesome. Meditation does not mean that you can automatically make all thoughts go away. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. The mind is a restless little thing and it tends to get antsy some … Continue reading Me and Meditation
A few months ago, my mom gave me a box of items from my childhood bedroom. Among the items was a small, lockable 5-year diary. The date was at the top of each page and below were 5 lined sections each beginning with 19__ . Upon review of said diary, it was apparent that I … Continue reading We are all gonna die…
We all do it. From time to time, we get caught up in the mindless busyness of life and we fail to recognize the good that is around us. I have to admit that I have been in a funk about work lately. We have been super busy and the stack of documentation I need … Continue reading I am basically a superhero. And so are you.
Final relaxation begins and there she goes: her foot starts to anxiously beat side to side; her fingers tap on the mat; her hands come up to her neck to rub and then she checks her watch; her arm falls to the mat with a thud; her foot starts again, this time like she is … Continue reading STOP, Collaborate, and Listen