My Well(ness)

A recent article claimed the world is sadder and angrier than ever. I don’t know if this is true or not. I don’t know if people are sadder and angrier. I just know that I don’t really care. I’ve reached a point of being beyond wanting to deal with everyone else’s issues. I am not…

Stuff Like That

I am currently in the process of doing something I never thought I’d do. At least not in a real way. I’m purging. I’m actually getting rid of stuff. Removing from my life everything that has no true meaning and can be therefore called stuff. Everything that does not resonate with who I am. Everything…

Life Bittersweet

Embrace life E m b r a ce  L i f e EMBRACELIFE Whichever way I look at it, it’s still the same. Phrase Expression Mantra I suppose in order to embrace life one must recognize life for what it is. It’s easy to embrace something attractive. But, how do you embrace something ugly as…

Here … and Nowhere

I’ve got that feeling again. And I’ve had to check myself and remind myself, again and again, that I am not my thoughts. I am not my thoughts. I’ve been sinking deeper and deeper into myself. Deeper into the place where I believe I truly live. I used to go there regularly and at will….

What I Say

Some years ago, a neurotic mess of a manager accused me of telling people what they want to hear. This came after she spent the better part of the morning trying to figure out what was wrong with the computer and concluded that I must have done something to it…intentionally. All she had to do is…

Bring the Pain

2019. The world is insane and going to hell in a hand basket. So it’s been said. It would be so easy to jump on the bandwagon of how troubling the times are in which we live. Too easy. The problem with that is the necessity to stick to a few chosen areas of agreement…

Hearth and Heart

It is officially that particular time of year for anyone residing in the northern hemisphere. The daylight hours are fewer and the temperatures are cooler. For most, preparation for the barrage of winter storms is underway. The desire to feel warm and cozy is a natural reaction to winter solstice and I welcome it (from…

Simple Little Life

I know everything is relative and what I call simplicity could be considered someone else’s extravagance. I know what it’s like to work hard, pinch pennies and still not be able to pay the bills. I also know what it’s like to work hard and have surplus after all bills have been paid. I definitely…

Fast food

In case it needs to be restated, I’m a food snob. Not in the chichi, four-course, Michelin starred sense. I just like a good, well-prepared meal that satisfies. It doesn’t have to be a lot of food (usually it’s just a few bites). It just has to be good. Really good. No matter how simple….