Sometimes, life throws some combination of lemons, rotten tomatoes, and poopie diapers your way. Sometimes, it rains...then pours...then hails. And as you sit there with a tomato-stained T-shirt and the sting of lemon juice meeting an old scratch you didn't even realize you still had... feeling cold, downtrodden and...let's face it...a little pissed off...you can't … Continue reading When Life Hands You a Pumpkin
I've been thinking about this whole idea of "balance." I don't know if it can actually be done. Or if it can...I don't know that it's something that can be sustained. I don't know if I have any clinical psychological disorders to speak of...but I can tell you this...I'm neurotic. It's a fun word, when … Continue reading About That Whole Balance Thing…
I've heard some version of the phrase "f**k 2020!" probably a billion times. I'm not even being hyperbolic. Between conversations with friends, social media, the news....yeah. Billion sounds about right. I get it. Trust me. I'm over it, too. This year has brought with it a monumental number of changes. Most of them have inspired … Continue reading To Hell With Waiting for January 1st
I don't know about you...but I'm getting a bit of "Anti" fatigue. Like a bunch of toddlers, we seem to be exceptionally adept at saying "no!" with a satisfyingly pouty face to those things we detest and want no part of. And it's leaking into nearly every category of our lives. It's almost like we … Continue reading What Do You Stand FOR?
There is a bit of a counter-culture budding up against the grind of what we call the "American Dream." You know the "dream" I'm talking about... It's the "dream" that promises us happiness. Under a few conditions... If we work hard at school, we will go to a nice college. If we do well in … Continue reading When Is It ENOUGH? (5 Strategies for Creating Space and Building Contentment)
Let me be absolutely clear, here...I love my fellow highly sensitive peeps. But we aren't perfect. As a group, we can be awkward. We somehow manage to be both hyper aware of the subtle nuances of what's happening with the people around us... and painfully oblivious to some of the more obvious events right in … Continue reading It Takes All Kinds
Friction (noun): The resistance one surface or object encounters when moving over another. Friction (noun) : Conflict or animosity caused by a clash of wills, temperaments, or opinions. I work in the realm of health and wellness...so naturally I spend time with other health and wellness professionals (us hooey people gots to stick together). And … Continue reading Friction
By the way...how do you feel about religion? I figured...since I was launching this thing about politics (which we all know we aren't supposed to do), I might as well cover my bases and give religion a solid mention. The irony is that I JUST wrote a blog about being discerning about reading the news. … Continue reading Seriously, Mr. President…WTF? (The Value of Getting Angry)
Have you ever gotten an action photo taken? You know the type...you decide you want a picture of yourself in mid-air? Or mid-run? Or mid...whatever? It’s oddly satisfying when you get it just right. There you are, captured in a photo that is paradoxically static... and always in movement. To look upon it conjures a … Continue reading The Waiting Game
I got a text from a friend, the other day. Actually...now that I think about it..."Friend" is probably not precisely the right word for what he means to me. I don't think the English language has a word adequate enough to encompass it. Some people reach territory in our heart space that leave us breathless … Continue reading The Power of Intimacy
I’m a health coach, by trade. I live and breathe the stuff. When I wake up in the morning, I begin by removing my pink eye mask and my earplugs. That is to say, I sleep like a damned high-maintenance princess. I roll out of bed and pull up a yoga exercise video. I get … Continue reading What is the Right Amount of News?
As I write this, I'm sitting in my office. It's after-hours. And I'm taking advantage of the peace and quiet that comes with being the single occupant in an office everyone else has vacated. I'm taking an opportunity to write simply because I can. On my bulletin board is a calendar, some inspirational quotes I … Continue reading Is Thriver’s Guilt a Thing?