Gifts Wrapped in Barbed Wire

When the swirl of the world has you entangled in its grip, know that the tornado is yours. It ain’t easy to understand, but these moments are your life unfolding. We make plans. We set goals. Sometimes it works out. Sometimes it does not. Those […]

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To See the Light Again

Some days just can’t be helped. No matter how hard we try, bad days come. The good news is they go again too. Yesterday must have been the worst day I’ve had in a really long time. Sages say to live as if this day […]

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Farewell, My Prince

Words. They frame meaning. They help us get through things. They give us ways to express thoughts and feelings. Today I woke up in a foul mood for no particular reason. Then I discovered my beloved Prince had died at the age of 57 (thanks, […]

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Fakebook and the Confrontation with Reality

Facebook. Love it. Hate it. It’s here to stay. Facebook has over 1.59 billion active monthly users, which translate to roughly 22% of the world’s population. If so many people are using it, there must be something good about it. Or addictive. I think it’s a […]

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Slow Childhood

“Seven hours of consecutive sleep.” That was my birthday wish after having Kid #2. My mother laughed and promised me this phase would be over before I knew it. At the time, that fact didn’t penetrate my sleep-deprived brain. I didn’t believe her. Now I […]

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Wishing, Wanting, What?

The best laid plans often go astray. There have been countless occasions in my life in which I have drawn strength from that saying. Imagine if we could control everything that happens in our world. We would know exactly, to the minute, what would happen next. […]

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The Basement Blues

Truth time: There is something about my basement that makes me incredibly sad. I am an unwilling partner in storage of the things housed there. At first glance, the items on the shelves and leaning against the walls are innocuous. My convertible’s hard top during […]

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Dejunking the Funk: A Tale of Spring Cleaning

While we may resist change, shaking things up a bit can help release loads of blocked energy. We don’t have to move house to move mountains. Sometimes it just takes rearranging what we’ve already got. Blame it on the sunshine, but something got into me yesterday. […]

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