Concrete Message

The most incredible thing happened to me. Something that has never happened to me in my adult life. I fell. On the street and on my face. I fell. Hard. Hard enough to have a massive egg-sized bump on my forehead, a swollen lip, a broken finger and three cracked teeth. I can still feel the…

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…

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…

Whispers

One of the most frustrating things about writing is writing. The question of what to write and where to start. I know. Start at the beginning. And where, pray tell, is that? Where? My thoughts all seem coherent until the very moment I face a blank page. Suddenly I have no understanding of what’s going…

What if…

I have had more than my share of making the best of crap situations. At least I believe I’ve had more than my share. Let’s just say I’ve been through some shit and I’ve been in the shits. I can’t pretend I am anywhere near as despondent as I once was and I can’t imagine…

Healing

  Dorothy learned she had the power to get home all along. She needed to breathe and affirm there’s no place like home. Over and over again, while clicking those ruby slippers. Breathing is a practice and a skill. When I take the time to breathe, I can hear and feel the singular truth that…

Blinders Off

I have been on pause while almost everyone in my general circle has been up in arms. One of the most difficult aspects of my life right now is admitting that I don’t know nearly as much as I thought. One of the easiest aspects of my life right now is admitting that I do…

free…DUMB

Now is the perfect time for me to admit that I have found this election cycle both maddening and exhilarating. Why it has been maddening is obvious. But exhilarating? It has been interesting, from a strictly psychological standpoint, to watch the crazy in America come out in the light of day. It is very important…