Skinned knee

Stair Drills

I fell down stairs today. The last time I fell down stairs was in 1984, and I landed a textbook, illegal-block-in-the-back to the guy I was out on a date with. I’ll let you figure out the symbolism on that one. It’s been almost 30 years since I’ve fallen down stairs. I am very agile, …

Releasing the Past

Releasing

I’ve lost a few people I called friends over the past year. They didn’t die or anything like that. Death might have been an easier transition. Instead, they engaged in behaviors that I could no longer tolerate, directing those behaviors at me until I simply could not remain in the relationships and maintain my health. …

Irony

Woe Despair and Irony on Me

I’m going to tell on myself, and I’m going to laugh while I do it. After all, I have more fun laughing at myself than I’ve EVER had laughing at anyone else. Added bonus, I rarely feel guilty when my laughs are on me! I was on the phone with someone last week, and she began the …

Fire

Fueled by Fear

Much of my life was no picnic. I do believe that I am the creator of my life; therefore, I admit that I chose this particularly difficult path for myself. I lived most of my life in fear. Ironically, I wasn’t really aware of it being fear, because it was all I knew. What I …

Love Water

Love Rationing and 7 Steps to Release

Most of my childhood was spent with people who behaved as though children could be spoiled by love. They believed that the world was cold and cruel, so every weakness and flaw was poked at, in a measure to “toughen’ me up and prepare me to face that awful world. Kind words were rarely spoken, …

Editor Zoe Brown

Wildest Dreams Greatest Truths

I respect my wildest dreams; they are often my greatest truths. Lately, I work longer hours for less pay, and I’m much happier. It may not seem logical, but dreams rarely are logical in the beginning. I was working for Citicorp back in 1987 when I began to realize that corporate life probably wasn’t for …

Beautiful Girl

Can’t do it wrong

When I would rather vacuum than write, I know I’ve got something major brewing. I’m inordinately sensitive to noise (I don’t even like the ceiling fan on when I sleep) so I only vacuum when I have to, AND, today my head hurts so much that my teeth ache. It’s coming from tightness in my …

End of the road

Knowing when to walk away

Watching someone I love self-destruct is not easy. Not stepping in to stop the madness is even harder. After all, wouldn’t I be there for her if I was a really good friend? Well, maybe not. I know I’m not the only one who has ever struggled with this. I see it on Facebook, in …

danger!

When panic serves a purpose

I have spent a great deal of time, money, and energy to overcome stress, anxiety, panic, and other forms of the dreadlies. Living in balance has allowed me to reclaim my health, have better relationships, and simply enjoy life more. However, sometimes a little panic is in order. I am scheduled to appear in court …

What was I thinking?

What about the bad days?

People ask me if I ever have bad days. I usually have a smile on my face, and my Facebook posts are categorically bright, positive, uplifting, or some other form of good energy, including the giddy joy of downright silliness. To answer that question, yes, I do have days like today when the circumstances of …