It’s a common phrase said to those going through loss….”give yourself time to grieve.” It’s a lovely idea, but the process of grieving itself is a difficult concept to actualize on a day-to-day basis. You will be surrounded by love and comfort initially after loss, but eventually life goes on, the day to day takes…… Continue reading Why I Delayed Grieving….
He walks into my office and shuts the door. I ask, “what’s going on?” and he moves toward me, then behind me and places his hands on my shoulders. “All is I need is 2 minutes,” he says and then proceeds to describe what he is going to do to me. I get up from…… Continue reading The way of action…..
Today marks the 25th anniversary of my Dad’s passing. Yes, 25 years. I say this with the most seriousness…..the importance of a positive male role model in a girl’s life is critically important. Whether it be from basic life lessons (i.e. how to be treated, how to change a tire, how to balance a checkbook,…… Continue reading A daughter’s thank you….
I am not going to lie, something has my soul churning as of late. Maybe it’s the heat, maybe it’s the time of year, maybe it’s my 40-something body and hormones, maybe it’s the damn moon. Whatever it is, I have, once again, felt like I need to run through a brick wall. Just when…… Continue reading My wish for the universe…
Inspiration…a noun, right? According to definition, yes, but I also see it as a verb, a state of being. Similar to happiness, this is something that needs constant action. It is an exchange of energy requiring presence between myself and those around me and/or the environment surrounding me. Admittedly, there are days when the search…… Continue reading Got inspiration? Inspire others….
A few nights ago, I found myself awake….again. I launched my NPR app and set the sleep timer preparing to be lulled into some sound sleep. After the headline recap, a story called “Future Self” began. The story was about a group of high school students that consistently year after year had low achievement test…… Continue reading Pursuit of a Future Self….
I’ve thought a bit on this post, essentially, whether or not to share this information with all of you. You see, this is probably the most embarrassing and private struggle for me that I have yet to find success….personal, intimate relationships. I have had huge success in my professional life, but personally, it has always…… Continue reading Connecting….in an online world
It’s been almost two weeks since my last post, but for good reason. My beautiful mom was here for a week-long visit and in finding the balance of my daily responsibilities to others and myself, the rest of my time was prioritized as being truly present with and for her. My mom is young, all of 63,…… Continue reading The Warrior Within….
There is an unexpected outcome that has resulted from my writing. While I am so grateful and happy that this blog is helping others, it is actually helping me more. I guess that is a by-product of when we provide care, right? We heal some sort of personal wound or find some sort of personal closure within…… Continue reading Oh hello there, shadow side….
I wanted to re-post this. I find gratitude in the moments I have been blessed with to be motherly, to provide guidance and self-less care. Happy Mother’s Day…. It warmed my heart to see all of the Mother’s Day posts on social media yesterday. Everyone taking time out to recognize their Mom or the…… Continue reading Wait…are you a Mom?