“Trust is the most mysterious, painfully difficult, out-of-reach thing that I have yet to actually grasp… It’s like wanting something so badly, yet refusing to ever actually pick it up.”
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standing at the confluence of life, loss and love.
There are moments in life that take your breath away. We are all made differently, so those moments look differently to each of us. It can be in the rising and setting suns, watching the waves rhythmically crash onto the shore, the moment you say “I do” to the love of your life, the momentContinue reading “standing at the confluence of life, loss and love.”
closing doors & burning proverbial safety nets
Being a single mother brings it’s own bag of uncertainties, what-ifs, what-to-dos – that all seem to be so much harder when you don’t have a significant other or an equally invested adult by your side making the big decisions with you. Weighing the options. Talking about the kids. The highs and the lows. OverContinue reading “closing doors & burning proverbial safety nets”
all i have to do… is be.
Alone With You– j Meridian(full lyrics below) to be alone with youthat’s all I have to doto be alone with youI adore youall I have to dois be…. alone with you. I wrote this song my senior year of college, and recorded/released it 2011 on an album called “Even In The Clarity of Sunlight.” WhyContinue reading “all i have to do… is be.”
and other annoying cliches…
“Everything happens for a reason.” If I had a dollar for every time I have heard that phrase in the last 30 years, I am fairly certain I’d be a millionaire. To me, it has always felt shallow & almost dismissive. It is anything, BUT comforting. It is not comforting when your mom gets cancerContinue reading “and other annoying cliches…”
How Verbal Abusers Exploit Conversational Norms
By Berit Brogaard, D.M.Sci., Ph.DPsychology Today| January 3, 2022 | Reviewed by Kaja Perina http://www.psychologytoday.com Verbal abusers often vitiate cooperative principles to get their victims down. KEY POINTS • When we conversationally imply something without explicitly saying it, we rely on “violations” of conversational norms.• Verbal abusers sometimes exploit violations of conversational norms for personalContinue reading “How Verbal Abusers Exploit Conversational Norms”
Just Close the Damn Door, Already…
They say when God closes one door, another door opens… Every new year, we makes lists. Resolutions. “I will do this, I will do that.” I am a big proponent of the “Not To Do Lists” – the “Resolve Not To” – the “This Year I Will… remove the following from my proverbial plate.” AndContinue reading “Just Close the Damn Door, Already…”
Some days are hard. Some days are incredible. Some days are just average or boring. But my best days are always when I’m allowed (or allow myself) to continually be my authentic self. This picture was taken in a thoughtless hurry one evening when one of my good friends texted & asked what I wasContinue reading “authenticity.”
“Garbage time is the best time. It isn’t weighted by the expectation that a moment will be special and memorable and perfect.
Garbage time just is. When relationships are not forced, but naturally formed.” – Jeff Haden
Every Sunday I find time to get myself ready for the week ahead… I get my desk perfectly organized for Monday morning & my “To Do List” filled out for the week. An in general list, then whittled down for each day. My workouts, work, kids, life, goals, etc. etc. But last night around 4am, IContinue reading “my Not-To-Do-List”