Sometimes I get scared to keep sharing my story, because there are people who see me continually speaking to death and pain, who perceive that to mean that I'm stuck in the grief, not moving on, not living joyfully, dwelling on the past. And it's perceptions like that, that made me feel like a lecherous … Continue reading My Most Unusual Gift
This morning, I was watering my rose bushes that have been a little neglected the last few weeks. They were starting to look a little brown and dingy, so I had to pay attention to them. As I was hosing them down, I started aiming the spray at the dead leaves to help them fall … Continue reading You Are Now Entering the “Spring” of Your Life
I read this on the first page of a chapter titled, "Cultivating a Resilient Spirit: Letting Go of Numbing and Powerlessness" in the book, "The Gifts of Imperfection" by Dr. Brene Brown this morning, and I cried. I cried, and then I cried some more.
I used to believe that bad things happening to me meant I was a bad person somehow. The truth is, the reason so much "bad" stuff has happened around me is simply because I love so many people so deeply and because, well, that's life. I used to be afraid to tell you more bad … Continue reading Lean In, Baby, Just Lean In
Bad things happen to good people. I think we've all figured that one out by now, right?! So, bad things are going to happen to you. Or, like me, LOTS of bad things might happen to you, over and over, with rare pause between crescendos of pain, and you may wake up one day and … Continue reading Is Your Well Full, or Are You Running on Empty?