So, you might ask, how is "a climate so charged with disagreement" (as a friend described it this morning) helping make me a better person? Well, it's an answer eight years in the making. Eight years ago, after Barak Obama was elected President of the United State of America, I started receiving very critical, … Continue reading How politics and the Internet and Facebook are making me a better person (yes, really!)
I suppose it's human nature to create a script of the way it "should be." You know, as in: "If I exercise and eat healthy, I'll be healthy. And I'll die in my 90s or even later, a happy little old woman." And: "If I do well in school and work hard, my life will be successful. Which means … Continue reading The Curse of What “Should Be”
My last post was about fear and welcoming it. I had medical scare that brought the fear, but my intuition said it wasn't a big deal. And it turned out not to be. So you'd think the past couple of weeks would have been happy, smooth-sailing ones, right? Nope! I have been very out of … Continue reading Out of the Flow
We've probably all been there. Your life is perking along. You're feeling "normal" - perhaps you even think your life is "good." And then something unexpected tilts your world. It might be a death, or something health-related, or someone tells you something that changes everything. And suddenly all that seemed "normal" five minutes ago looks … Continue reading A little post about welcoming fear
I think I've confessed before that I'm pretty judgmental. I don't want to be. But too often I find myself judging someone or something. I've tried for years - perhaps decades - to stop that judging. I remember a specific instance from back when I was teaching high school. This was probably 20 years ago. It … Continue reading When I want to JUDGE someone or something . . .
All of us have been through some kind of wounding situation that put us on a healing path. It might have been a badly sprained ankle, a deep cut that required lots of stitches, surgery of some sort, a heart attack, the death of a friend or loved one, a divorce, cancer, a lost friendship, … Continue reading Why does healing take SO LONG?
I haven't always known that my gut feelings are accurate. I had to learn the hard way by making some choices that went against my gut feelings - and then suffering the consequences. And even though I was in my mid-30s (I'm 57 now) when I got lots of evidence that those gut feelings were spot … Continue reading Trusting My Intuition: 5 gut feelings that say, “Hey, pay attention!!”