Month: May 2015


Who’s Hiding In There?

When I was 5, I began having a dream that continued for 6 years.  It came at random times, or what felt like random times, and would take hours to recover from.  Some would call it a nightmare but I think of it as a dream that slapped me silly. Describing it visually is impossible because it was so abstract; […]

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Is it Time to Stop Being Enraged by Your Life?

I remember a time several years back when I was so angry and overwhelmed, I just wanted to go into the desert and never see another human being again.  There were too many fires to put out and not enough hose.  I was physically exhausted and in a state of silent rage. At 5:15am I’d get up to do […]

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Where the Hell Did I Put My Youth?

The other day in Starbucks, I overheard two twenty-somethings talking about age, beauty products and plastic surgery. They were petrified at the thought of getting crow’s feet and frown lines and vowed to do everything in their power to stay “young and hot”.  Neither one wanted to end up bent over and wrinkled like a “decrepit old woman”. Decrepit? […]

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What Happened to the Rules?

There are going to be times in your life when you find yourself feeling a little less safe in the world, a little less sure of the rules of the game.  Maybe you lose a job, your kids leave home, a loved one becomes ill or retirement is looming and your day to day circumstances begin to look unfamiliar […]

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Big Gulp Anyone?

One of the biggest challenges I’ve faced from a young age has been the fear of disappointing people.  Over the years, high expectations were attached to my strength and compassion and I was put on pedestals so high, it made me dizzy looking down.  What if I fell off?  What if I couldn’t deliver the goods?  What if I wasn’t […]

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