Outside the Safe Room

"Ultimately, happiness comes down to choosing between the discomfort of becoming aware of your mental afflictions and the discomfort of being ruled by them." - Yongey Mingur Rinpoche At the beginning of the year I committed to writing a post once a week.  The good news is that I have been writing. A LOT.  The bad news … Continue reading Outside the Safe Room

The Long Game

I've been sick for a few days, and I'm trying my best to rest and replenish.  Judging by that friendly Facebook "On this Day" reminder, it seems like every year since 2005, I've been sick in January and this is about the time when I would take to the internet to whine about it.  Facebook has … Continue reading The Long Game

Love the One You’re With

"Well, there's a rose in a fisted glove..." - Stephen Stills From the age 19 until about 27, I lived alone, and I liked it.  I didn't particularly like being around people for long periods of time, and I was perfectly okay with that.  Around 2011, when my then-boyfriend, now-husband and I decided we should try … Continue reading Love the One You’re With

Keep Coming Back

After my Friday morning run I was shocked and elated to hear my running app announce: "Congratulations!..."  I had just run my fastest mile EVER.  We didn't have fitness apps in the 80's, but I know I couldn't run as fast as I do now.  During the elementary gym class one mile run, I would be … Continue reading Keep Coming Back

Dust off your Craft Table, and Get to Work

I've been writing on this wee blog here for almost two years, and while I think it's an accomplishment in of itself that I've been able to stick with regular writing for that long, I can't help but ask myself if I'm doing all I can to put myself out there.  I've grown a wee audience … Continue reading Dust off your Craft Table, and Get to Work

One Strong Lady

"You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent their making a nest in your hair." - Chinese proverb Since my post on Tuesday about "the beach incident," I've received an outpouring of support from just about everyone.  People told me they loved me, promised to maim and/or … Continue reading One Strong Lady