Today I woke up with a great deal of pain. I could have easily given in, stayed in bed and let this day go past. But I can’t. Even with the pain I can get up and walk on my own. I can take care of myself and those I love. Because of that, I am … Continue reading Why should I be grateful?
mere: being nothing more or better than During my quiet time this morning, I found myself writing something I frequently say, “I don’t believe in coincidence.” And this is true. I don’t believe in coincidence. I believe that everything happens for a reason, though it may be a while before the reason is apparent, if … Continue reading More than mere existence
We all do it. At some time or other despite our best intentions, we eat food we know will make us miserable, drink more than we intended, lash out at those we love most or succumb to our own negative self-talk. We know exactly what is good for us, yet we struggle to consistently incorporate healthy … Continue reading Three Things I’ve Learned from Falling Down
So you had a bad day. The bad day to beat all bad days. A spirit-breaking, heart-aching bad day. The good news is that your today is not defined by your yesterday nor does it define your tomorrow. Breathe. Stay in this moment. Ride the wave of emotion running through you. You will reach the … Continue reading You’ve got this…
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” — Jalaluddin Rumi On my finger, there is a tiny scar. It’s hardly noticeable really. I got it a few months ago while making dinner. One slip of the knife while cutting corn on the cob, right on the middle knuckle. My minor drama went … Continue reading Scar Tissue
I am at the barrier of my comfort zone and I want to push it. HARD. Not just push it – I want to blow it out of the water. I spent the majority of my life prior to college in a near constant state of fear. I was 36 when I started college. That … Continue reading Breaking Out
I have this acquaintance I've known for many years. She comes to visit from time to time. It is never what I would call a pleasant visit, only comforting in its familiarity. No matter where I'm at or what I have happening in my life at the moment, she will drop by unannounced. Most often … Continue reading Unwelcome Houseguest