It was difficult for months. No matter how much I tried, I couldn’t seem to thread the needle. I finally accepted the unhealthiness of the situation into which I had stumbled. I was being routinely and cruelly dissected on the whim of someone who held the one thing I didn’t have (or so I had … More Taking back power with positivity
If you follow me on twitter, you know I love to muse about the Moon. The Moon can be metaphor or quiet companion. There is comfort in watching the Moon’s monthly cycle slowly unfold. All of my moon-gazing brought questions along with it. I suppose I could have consulted NASA for the answers, but what … More Discovering the Moon’s Secrets
The first time I slipped into a sensory deprivation tank, my body popped to the surface of shallow water heavy with salt. I turned off the lights, and quickly panicked at the scope of a complete lack of sensory input. I immediately felt like I was dying in the absolute nothingness of it, and then … More Sensory Deprivation Tank Experiences
A duck in the tall grass left it’s nest when given bread. Why do we do that? Give bread, knowing they will leave, and leave when given bread?
I admit that happiness is not something I fell into naturally. It was easy to feel tossed about by an ocean of circumstances rather than feel directed by my own internal rudder. Like everyone, I am a work in progress, but the below have helped me find a more resilient oasis of inner happiness and … More Seven Ways to Choose Happiness
Since we don’t watch television, we sometimes spend a few moments before Sunboy’s bedtime showing him diverse cultural touchstones. We’ve learned how a variety of items are made, both artisan and industrial. We’ve listened to Steven Hawking talk about the potential for life on other planets. We’ve watched cartoons from my childhood, including Pink Panther … More Light in the distance
I feel sad when I hear someone refer to happiness as something to find, an elusive, external destination, something to procure, a barter with life that requires specific parameters to be met… rather than happiness as something to realize like an epiphany, a bloom that grows from seeds always there… and then I realize once … More A Happiness Loop
My husband Orchid needed surgery. He had been stabilized with pain management while we waited for the big day. Of course, we were nervous – even after reading and re-reading the statistics of clinical outcomes (very favorable) and after consulting with surgeons in different specialties. Still nervous, although everything indicated to us that our chosen … More Believing the day would be okay
Howard Jones came on the radio, singing “What is love anyway? Does anybody love anybody anyway?” I remember the song from my teenage years. Like so many songs, it made more sense to me at the time than it does now. At the time, it questioned the validity of romantic love, and hinted at teenage … More What is love anyway?
I compiled the negativity placed it in a box taped the top securely and then stored it all away I wrote on the box “to be burned someday” and I will Then I dreamed a sweet dream so deep a dream that I had to crawl out to wake up a peaceful story in worry-less … More A dream outside the box