So I began feeling a little overwhelmed with all I want to get done this week, so now I’m prioritizing. Lately, I’ve been learning tricks to use rewards with weight loss, exercise, and making better decisions. Now, I’m applying those to another area. I’m prioritizing what I need to get done, but then I’m giving… Continue Reading →
The holiday season is upon us. In the U.S., this next week is Thanksgiving. I’m uncertain where I will be or who I will be with. I’m moving towards eliminating this issue and just being by myself no matter what. I have a good reason to excuse myself from the fake, the awkward, and the… Continue Reading →
This week has brought the realization of how I’m answering my calling without even knowing it. I’ve been admonishing myself for being resistant, for allowing myself to be blocked. Yet, much to my astonishment, I’m doing it by happenstance. The clearing old family connections that no longer serve me is serving the work I’m to… Continue Reading →
Now, I wonder about others. don’t want to tip-toe around them. I don’t want to wonder if the only reason I’m included in holidays is because of some overblown sense of obligation, not because they actually enjoy my company. I’m not sure what my connection to them is right now. Before moving here, I anticipated… Continue Reading →
When I was 18, I dated a man twice my age. He said something to me that I’ve never forgotten. He said that each of us has one thing that we want in life. It may be something we will never have, but figuring out what that one thing is will change our lives. This… Continue Reading →
Sometimes we receive the message we need to hear in the most unexpected ways. Within the last 18 hours, two messages came my way that has me pondering how seemingly unrelated areas of my life might actually be connected. The first was a message from my mother. I knew it wasn’t my birthmother as I’m… Continue Reading →
As I worked towards releasing my “brothers,” I found I needed to release my adoptive parents too. I had not realized how the hurt and anger from their dysfunction was still lying just under the surface. I needed to give those back too. I made folded representations from paper that dissolves in water for all… Continue Reading →
Today, I wrote about a struggle I’ve had for many, many years with not having contact with the 2 brothers I grew up with. One is 2 1/2 years older; the other is 5 years younger. For years – no, for decades I tried to be their sister; I tried to stay in touch. Only,… Continue Reading →
I awaken early. Too early. I try to sleep again. After some time, I drift into restlessness. A couple hours later, I drag myself to a vertical position after three snooze alarms. I’ve overslept. Now, I frantically rush around trying to get out the door. I eagerly focus on the busyness of the day –… Continue Reading →
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