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, …

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 …

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 …

I'm Possible journey

Doing the impossible

For years, I have been warned against “putting myself out there.” I’ve been told that people won’t understand, that I’ll scare them off, I’ll be rejected, and that I will be attacked (that was the scariest one for me!) Success has made me brave; my experience is exactly the opposite. It seems that the more …

A new list

Lists, Goals, Stress, and getting over it

I have a severe aversion to making lists. I struggle with this aversion, because there is research out there that shows we are much more likely to accomplish things we write down. If you doubt it, please Google it. The point is that I really would like to be able to maintain lists of things I’d like to …

freedom

What I learned while being still

“If you don’t slow down, your body will find a way to make you slow down.”
Thanks, Body! Here’s what I’ve learned:
• Happiness is an inside job
Of course, we all know this in our heads, but I really got the experience, again!
Gregory came to pick me up after surgery. The hospital staff made sure I was full of pain and anti-nausea medication before he put me in the car for a two-hour drive back to Orlando. For the first two days, I happily leaned on him and went for walks up & down stairs and around the community pool. Then the medication wore off AND an infection set in.
Nonetheless, I spent a total of 12 days with Greg. Peace, love, harmony, rest, healing, joy. All were present and continuous.

colorful sky scene at sunset above sea

I’m living

“If you knew you only had a year to live, what would you do?” I asked someone that question today, because I’ve been asking myself the same thing since last night.
The question seems so rhetorical, but when something unexpected showed up during a “routine” medical exam late yesterday afternoon, it collided with my idea of reality. I thought I was safe. I thought I would live to be ancient. It never occurred to me that I may not have another 50 or so years.