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 →

So…what do you want?

One of my favorite quotes from Dr. Phil is, "you've got to name it to claim it." This means two things to me: You can't change something within yourself that you don't acknowledge.You can't expect to get what you want if you don't even know what that something is. If you're struggling with this acknowledging and knowing,... Continue Reading →

To be a simple man

 Lynyrd Skynyrd  understood what it was to be a simple man: Mama told me when I was young "Come sit beside me, my only son And listen closely to what I say And if you do this it'll help you some sunny day" "Oh, take your time, don't live too fast Troubles will come and... Continue Reading →

You are a seeker

Do you remember the moment you first questioned something that you'd never before thought to question? That moment when your certitude shifted from a this is what is because it is and always has been to a query of is it actually? And if it indeed IS, why is that and who decided that was so, and... Continue Reading →

Stick together and we can do this

9 years ago when my youngest graduated from kindergarten (and no, I can't believe it was that long ago, and yes, with my 2 eldest children graduating from college this week, I am suddenly feeling extremely verklempt, but that's a post of its own...) the theme of the program was the Robert Fulghum book All I... Continue Reading →

Saying no out of love vs. yes out of fear

Years ago I watched an episode of The Suze Orman Show  that was about women feeling their power. "Are you a powerful woman?" Suze would ask each caller as she took their question. "um, I thought I was." "um, well, um, I don't know." "um, I think so." To which Suze finally made a caller ask her the same... Continue Reading →

Waiting to feel “wanted”?

There was a time I wouldn't have given a second thought to the lyrics of the song Wanted or other songs of its type. I would have just sung along indiscriminately, buying into the belief that the person these words were written for was indeed very loved and wanted. I would have then went right along with the... Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Day already?

*This is a post I wrote 10 years ago for my first blog, Saucy40Mom. The best thing about writing your stories down is that in the re-reading, they allow you to time travel back to various places in your evolvement and chuckle gratefully that you're not where you were then. In 10 years I've done... Continue Reading →

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