The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men / Gang aft agley (The best-laid plans of mice and men / Go oft awry) - Robert Burns Today is my 58th birthday, the one that matches my birth year of 1958. And for the first time since I was 17, I'm in the Coastal Empire on my birthday, specifically, … Continue reading A birthday lesson on letting go of expectations
And I wonder about those psychic punches. What actually happens when we share negative thoughts and feelings? Do we literally put out negative energy that others can feel?
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 . . .