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.”
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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”
Slow & Steady, Baby.
You name it, whatever the goal is in life, I think this applies. Diet & exercise regimens. Weight loss, Muscle Gains.Relationships.That New business, your job, a promotion.Your savings account.Habits. As attractive as a crash diet, or fad diet or workout may be, typically, they are not sustainable or lasting. They can wreak havoc on yourContinue reading “Slow & Steady, Baby.”
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…”
“5 Things Not to Say to Someone Over the Holidays—Or Ever…”
by Mallory Frayn Ph.D | article from Psychology Today I thought this was a great read by Mallory Frayn Ph.D, from Psychology Today. Some are VERY obvious (lol, #2), some, not as much… feel free to repost, or even forward to that “favorite” co-worker or family member! 😉 Sometimes talk about diet and even exerciseContinue reading ““5 Things Not to Say to Someone Over the Holidays—Or Ever…””
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