Learn to Say No

For so long, what I thought I needed was to give others everything they wanted so they could give me everything I needed.  Embracing this moment teaches me to give what I need to myself.  

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3 Reasons to Do It Anyway

Ambivalence.  Hesitation.  Fear. I don't want to do it.  I don't want to take the risk.  It's not worth it.  It's just going to happen this way anyway.  Why bother.  It's a silly program.  I can't believe what they're asking us to do.  I don't believe it.  It's not going to work out that way. …

In the Hallway

Hallways. They've always carried tremendous symbolism for me.  Perhaps from my own journey, but also for the creative process.  Hallways are transitions.  The pictures, with open or closed doors, seemingly symbolic of the different choices in our lives, our outlook on our futures.  You've got to travel through the hallway to get from one place …

Grounded in the Moment

A recent hike to the redwoods. My second home. For stillness and peace. For strength. I ground myself in the present moment. What do you do when you need to get grounded in the present moment?

I Defied The Odds

I'm giving myself credit today. Something I don't often do.  To really take it all in.  What it means to have accomplished all that I've done.  What it really means.  It doesn't feel that way when you're in it.  When you've fought it.  And screamed it.  And it's not always easy to give credit when …

Finding the Light

I am 18.  Sitting calmly, quietly.  Looking up at the stained glass windows and the light shining through.  The particles of dust visible in the light rays, suspended, dancing.  Listening to the priest, his slurred French, running the words from a ceremony he'd likely performed hundreds of times before, I knew I wouldn't experience this …