Self-Soothing Homework (a.k.a. A Good Excuse to Play)

Jun 19

Self-Soothing Homework (a.k.a. A Good Excuse to Play)

Ok, so it’s been a hot minute since I’ve written a syllable here.  Sorry for that.  My life has been moving at the speed of light this year.  So fast, I was complaining to telling my coach the other day that I didn’t have time to process everything that’s going on as it happens. I pronounced myself emotionally constipated, for lack of a...

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100 Gone by 50

Jun 03

100 Gone by 50

Ok, so 2012 is living up to its “transformational” reputation…at least in my world. With so much “transformation” foisted upon me so far this year, I’ve decided to take charge and CREATE some transformation of my own. (That ol’ illusion of control comforts me so…) So what am I changing? My weight. Once and for...

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Détente

Apr 23

Détente

Known to those my age and older, détente is an easing of strained relations, for us the Cold War relationship between the US and the former Soviet Union. Forty years later, I am experiencing my own détente, and I have to say, it’s freakin’ me out a little. When was the last time you suddenly, without warning, got something you’d been wanting for...

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Anticipation Is Keeping Me Waiting

Apr 07

Anticipation Is Keeping Me Waiting

They say nature abhors a vacuum. I believe it, because I have a vacuum in my life, and it irks me, no end. I did it to myself, though. I made a choice. I ended a relationship that had run its course, served its specific purpose. And now there’s this big, gaping hole in the middle of my life…not really, but it feels that way, right now. That’s...

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Serenity first. Acceptance second. (a.k.a. Some things just yank my chain too damn much.)

Feb 28

Serenity first. Acceptance second. (a.k.a. Some things just yank my chain too damn much.)

For years, I’ve focused on the courage and wisdom parts of the Serenity Prayer. Courage to change the things I can. Wisdom to know the difference. Surprising to some, I dove into the courage part. It was something to *do*. I hid in action for a long time. Along the way, I got to flex my wisdom muscle on the regular, too, which gave me even more reason to...

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Declutter with Listia.com

Feb 05

Declutter with Listia.com

Interesting things happen to me in the early morning hours on the Internet, and today is no exception. My friend, Tracy, posted a link on Facebook to a new auction site…one with a twist. This one, Listia.com, is a barter auction site that runs on credits rather than money. Her post said I’d get free credits to start out with if I got an account, and to...

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I Don’t Want to Get Caught Taking Life for Granted

Jan 06

I Don’t Want to Get Caught Taking Life for Granted

I’ve been hearing for the last several months that 2012 is going to be a transformative year. Mostly in the spiritual circles I hang out in, but not exclusively. My astrologer friends say it’s going to be a bumpy year, energetically, and those prepared to lean into it will fare better than those who resist. The end of the Mayan calendar has people a bit...

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Famous Last Words

Sep 19

Famous Last Words

I have long said I would never home school my kids because it would end badly…likely with me in jail for murder. Several factors brought me to that conclusion, not least of which was Oldest Son’s public school experience which was – in a word – exhausting. I freely admit to thanking my lucky stars all those years that I had go to work to...

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Misunderstood

Jul 03

“Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Well, there you have it. All these years of being misunderstood, and now I know why.  I am...

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My One Strong Belief

Jun 29

My One Strong Belief

It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. – Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance This is the 3rd #Trust30 prompt, offered by Buster Benson: The world is powered by passionate people,...

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