Gifts of imperfection.

Have you been keeping up with your New Years Resolutions? One of mine was to “write more”- so, based on the timeline presented here on my site, it would appear that resolution or intention has been, uhm, unfulfilled. AND YET! Is it? We got hit hard here by the flu season- me, especially. I’ve been…

The Turtle and the Hare.

James Joyce once said: “A mans errors are his portals of discovery.” I’ve been pondering the notion of “errors” as they relate to the form our lives take over time. Is anything truly an error? The choices that we make, good or bad, certainly have the power to alter the course of our present and our…

New Year, New You?

  I think it’s natural at this time of year to be mindful of resolutions, new beginnings, fresh starts, and the like. From all sides we are bombarded by messages from people offering solutions to fix all of our (self-made or otherwise) problems: THIS IS THE YEAR!, they seem to say. The year for what, though,…

The Holiday Scales.

This is how I started my post this week: Did you wake up this morning, expecting to have it all figured out, only to be disappointed that you, once again, had not? There are days that I am gobsmacked at the amount of work that goes into “living a full and present life”- if that is,…

Baptism.

There is clarity in the crucible These days, I cherish the negative space. the hard edges of the Grandfather pine so stark + strong, backlit by a fiery sky. The dark parts, naked against the dying of the light.

No.

Why is it so hard to hear the word no? I can see the word writhe in the air and twist my sweet children’s faces into contorted, strangled vines when I tell them they can’t have what they want right now (or in, some cases, not ever). I distribute the word no rather frequently in my life as a…

With or Without You.

Did you happen to read this month’s Lenny Letter? There was this very interesting article that caught my eye immediately: Women are supposed to give until they die. Well, if that title doesn’t make you want to click through and read, you have stronger powers against click bait than me! The gist of the article…

Holiday fatigue.

I recently had a conversation with my mom about my Contrition Project. It’s clear that she looks upon my self-improvement projects with equal parts frustration, amusement and concern. She said, “Don’t throw a pebble into the universe if you don’t want to see the ripples come back.” How precient, right? But I can’t help throwing…

Lo siento.

I woke up this morning in a foul mood. A little over a week into my “piss myself off” project and I am experiencing what all people experience when they try to change their ingrained habits- a bit of push back from my cave brain.  I began my morning in the usual way (here’s a…

Carriages of the Past.

Last week, a dear friend from the past reached out to me to say hello. We had lost touch; it has been years, but we picked up the thread of our commonality so quickly it made me wonder why we had let so much water pass under the bridge. Her act of courage was sparked…