I'm about finished reading The End of Your Life Book Club. I've been told I possess a hopelessly sensitive constitution, so I worried that reading this book might wreck me with sadness. Which is why I was really proud to find that I hadn't cried a single time by the time I finished it. Silly … [Read more...] about Let your freak flag fly
I've started outpatient physical therapy sessions to regain mobility in my left shoulder and arm after my rotator cuff surgery. Last week my therapist was moving my arm in a forward motion (think robot arms) while I was lying on the table and when she lifted my arm to 90 degrees; I encountered … [Read more...] about Are you guarding?
apology 101 I think we can all agree that we are imperfect. In being so, we all make mistakes and hurt people in our lives. Even in cases where we've been obviously harmed by someone in our lives, it;s human nature to react in a way that's also harmful back. Making amends often feels complicated … [Read more...] about how to apologize or get one & why it’s so important
giving your all I find that when any situation, relationship, or circumstance in my life leaves me feeling uneasy then it is ALWAYS true that I have not given everything I can - be it honesty, vulnerability, my time, enough patience, working on my own perceptions, or simple acceptance of things … [Read more...] about giving your all
first a story... This morning I brought both my boys to the dentist for their cleanings. After a while, a Mom and Grandma came in with a boy who looked to be about 6 and his little sister who couldn't have been more than 4 or 5. She was a little thing, but I took notice of her because her eyes were … [Read more...] about how to get control over your fears
My mother often recounts the story of my coming inside from playing in the snow when I was about 4 or 5 years old. I was wet, cold, and tired - and probably hungry, too. As I stood there in the warm foyer I found the process of peeling off layers and layers of jackets, snow pants, scarves and boots … [Read more...] about 10 way to cultivate patience