The ocean has always been a place of renewal for me. A place to center my mind and heart. A place where I can take all that is weighing me down, and let that shit go. I was looking forward to doing just that while watching the rhythmic dance of the ocean. In with the good, out with the bad.
Losing myself and my self-worth was a gradual process through motherhood, divorce and mental illness. My son was diagnosed in his early elementary years and we’ve been through some dark and trying times of crisis. All of my energy went to him and being his advocate. Fighting for him. Over time, my energy waned. My strength deteriorated and my sense of self disappeared. I was so completely broken.
New day. New set of tulips. New light. New blooms. New chances. New reaching. New starts. New possibilities. New goals. New tries. New learnings. New lessons. New strength. New. You. A new you that isn’t tossing out the old you. But a new you that is embracing all of you. Your mistakes. Your pain. Your […]
We take that old language arts lesson of compare and contrast and we apply it to our bodies, our relationships, our lives. And it knocks the breath right out of the courageous lives we’re living.
Let it go.
It’s not easy. I know. I fight this battle over and over and over again. I have lived this life for forty three years; I’m half way to forty four. And I still fight this ridiculous war. Exhaustion is setting in. Why waste this precious time waging a war? Even more sobering a fact, this war is a war that I declared on myself.
Donald Miller describes life turns as those moments in which your life is never the same. Those moments in which you walk through a door you can never walk back through again. They can be a result of someone you met, a place you traveled, something that happened. And regardless of the instigator, this life […]
Storyline. A conference in which you explore the discovery of and answer to the question, ‘Do I matter?‘ The answer is simple. Yes. You matter. I matter. The idea that only a few of us in the world can matter is false. We all have a place, a story, a voice. And we must own […]
“Kindness. Sprinkle that shit everywhere.” You’ve seen the quote in your social media streams, right? And really…it’s all truth. Yet, we often find it hard to do. Real. Life. People, it happens. And we’re all normal, erring humans. Which means, some days…we’ve just got nothing left to sprinkle. Well, not kindness anyway. Sure, when the sun […]
It didn’t seem necessary to keep my phone within view, just in case. It was only the first week of school and thus far, it had gone well. Last Friday I was at a women’s writers luncheon. My phone was on silent and in my purse…because, well because it was the first week of school and usually […]
Two simple words. Words meant to serve as a reminder of the positive aspect of a situation. But two words that can also discount, minimize or ignore the pain that may accompany a situation or experience. At least. These are the words. Think about it, how many times have you responded to a friend or […]