January 7, 2018 is the day that I made the decision to quit drinking.It seems like such a small thing when you look at the words of it: I Decided to Quit Drinking. Like I just made a decision and then that was that and all was good in the world. But of course, it’s so much more nuanced than that. I was SO AFRAID. It was like I was about to say Goodbye to my entire Being; like I was going to strip off all of my layers of self that I had spent the last 25 years of my life crafting around me and start over bare and nude. Continue reading Finding The Razzle-Dazzle: My Origin Story
Here we are settling in to our new realities of Social/Physical-Distancing, Self-Isolation, etc.…left only with Family, Nature, Self. The world screeched to a halt, and we are each frozen in time, sitting here holding only the cards we had in our hands at the time of this virus. Continue reading The Sifting
I have been experiencing a lot of heavy emotions lately. In the midst of this global crisis of pandemic virus spread and social isolating, my husband has to have immediate spinal surgery. Continue reading The Erosion of Emotion
I have always been an overthinker. I’m a Virgo – Worrying is my jam. I will get a tickling of an idea in my head and then my mind starts to add to it line by line, like that kids game where each person’s random sentence builds a nonsensical story. I have worked myself into an irrational panic in this way many times. Continue reading Stop the Anxiety Train! This is Where I Get Off
It’s too cold!
yells the gusty wind
You’ll freeze to death out here,
whispers the dusting snow
You’ll never survive the nibbling deer,
chatters the squirrel. Continue reading Crocus
Yesterday I felt hopeless. Overwhelmed.In this time of global stress we are being whipped up into a panic:
FEAR! They tell us.
HIDE! From what may come.
PREPARE! For the unknown. Continue reading Hope and the Present Moment
Life is too important to live in hardship and despair.It is one of those truths from the universe. So simple, yet so elusive. We seem to spend so much of our daily energy struggling. Continue reading Life is too important
When life hits you with a sudden blast,
like a strong March wind
that rips fresh buds off eager spring branches,
leaving you staring, stunned, at your bare twigs
wondering if you have the energy reserves to start again… Continue reading A March Wind