It’s Valentine’s time…again

There's no way I'd have been able to stand by silently and cheer with the crowd for clothes I could clearly see the emperor was not wearing. In that same vein, I refuse to acknowledge Valentine's Day as anything beyond a commercialized event. Let's call a spade a spade- the emperor was naked and Valentine's... Continue Reading →

Love Don’t Die

“No matter where we go, or even if we don’t. And even if they try, they’ll never take my body from your side. LOVE DON’T DIE.” Or so says The Fray in one of my favorite songs. Not surprisingly, I happen to agree with them. Well, the part about love not dying, anyway. Regarding his body not being... Continue Reading →

Grandma’s Cookie Cutter

If you'd have seen it lying in her drawer you wouldn't have given it a second glance. It appeared just an old scrap of metal shaped into a flower sort of shape and now it was broken apart. My grandma was distraught over this and truthfully so was I. This simple scrap of metal had... Continue Reading →

Fearful? Plug in and power up

Religion in and of itself is not for me. I rarely identify with it and my natural tendency is to shy away from organizations or structures that are based around rigid rules and rituals that often cause others to feel excluded. I mean no disrespect to those who find strength and comfort in it. I'm... Continue Reading →

Don’t take my word for it

Don't let anyone convince you of anything just because they say it's so. How does anyone know what's so for you? And if it does turn out to be so, how can they know it's the same so as the so that is for them? They can't! What is so for you will always be different than the so that is for someone else because we are each different. Am I saying that you... Continue Reading →

Counting On Spam

Got borders and boundaries? As hard as I've worked to instill these necessary behavioral guardrails, every so often I will be made aware that my practice of  "waiting in the cupboard" has resurfaced. If this is one of your challenges as well, simply picture the blue can and remember: you’re NOBODY’S spam. Sometimes we just... Continue Reading →

Keep It To Yourself

Keeping my mouth shut was is not a habit that came to me naturally, but the practice of doing so has served me immeasurably when it comes to learning boundaries, and in doing so, self-love. Shutting up is an empowering ability in that it allows you to keep part of yourself for yourself, which is only an... Continue Reading →

NICE is a four letter word

I won't go into the specifics of the particular situation, but I remember clearly the moment a few years back when a description of my being "nice" was carelessly tossed into whatever the conversation was that a group of us was having and for the first time I identified it for the condescending insult that,... Continue Reading →

Love? Look to Forrest Gump

Valentine's Day- what a lot of misplaced heartache is going on in the world today due to this fictional holiday! Sure, it's a holiday in the sense that it's listed on the calendar, but come on- we're supposed to take it seriously as a representation of love? If this day is causing you any sense... Continue Reading →

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