Remembering how to respond


Yesterday was a struggle for me. I saw something, that made me think something, that made me feel something, that made me want to do something, that made me think something, that made me feel something... You see where this is going, right? Nowhere. At least, nowhere good. Or helpful. In this case,  being alone …

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You can do it.


One of the hardest things to grapple with in life is the feeling of helplessness.  Futility rears its ugly head when you go to vote and wonder whether it will matter.  When you're exhausted after a long day and at the end of it, discover one more thing it seems no one else can do.  When you …

High-yield, no risk investment.


We've all been hurt in the past. We've all built up defensive walls.  We've all thought we'd torn them down, finally investing fully in healthy, loving relationships. Then, it turns out the habits that came with the walls hadn't really gone anywhere.  Even though the relationships were right, there was no full investment:  The habit of holding back had settled in. Why …

Choose Joy: Never let circumstance dim your light.


For the last couple days I've been recuperating from a mean sinus infection (apparently wheat is just as bad for the sinuses -and waistline- as cheese.  Who knew?) I started the year with a juice fast, then a vegan fast and was feeling great.   So great I decided to cut my major vice- cheese- …

365 Songs: Adding one more smile and a little more love to life.


Music makes life better.  And sometimes, a song just for you can make you smile inside.  Or cry.  Or reflect. Sometimes, finding your voice is harder than you ever would have thought. With this in mind, I started a 365-Song challenge on Tuesday March 4th 2014. I'm looking forward to sharing a song with the …