Free Yourself

My last blog post was about the false fears we all suffer from that weigh us down. They are fears that drive our behavior and act like a ball and chain, preventing us from living the life we most want to live. As I wrote … More …

Your Ball and Chain

I lived most of my life in fear, yet you’d never know it by looking at me. No, I was as calm, cool, collected, and in control as you can get. I was “the strong one,” as my parents told me. Perhaps I came off … More …

What’s The Silver Bullet?

I’m a seeker and a searcher. I’m constantly looking for what’s next, what’s new, the new challenge, goal, achievement, knowledge, wisdom, and on and on it goes. For the past two decades, my journey of seeking and searching has led me to many wisdom teachers … More …

The Big Monster In Your Closet

Last week I was at my pond writing. It was a tranquil day with no sound other than an occasional bird chirp. My back was to the woods, which surround the pond. I was in the flow of writing when suddenly, I heard the loud … More …

What’s Behind Your Busyness?

I bet you’re busy right now. Tying to read this blog post, the next thing in your social media news feed, and your to-do list. We’re all very busy, aren’t we?  Our culture is somewhat obsessed with being busy. We rush from one thing to … More …

The (Non) Runaway Bride

It was late September, and there I was riding in the back of a black stretch limousine wearing a wedding dress. I was on my way to the wedding I’d been planning for most of the prior year, and the closer we got to the … More …

Are You Afraid of Your Doorway to Freedom?

My basset hound Champ is scared of the garage. He’s new to our home (we adopted him two months ago) and, from his perspective the garage is the scariest place on earth. He won’t go near it from any angle or door. Champ’s behavior around … More …

Thanks, But I Don’t Want To Hold Your Baby

I’ve never been someone who had a burning desire to be a mom. I never liked babysitting. The one and only time I did it at age 13 I remember thinking, “I don’t ever need to do that again.” And, I never did. I am … More …

It’s Time to Stop the Fear Campaign

News Flash: I am afraid of Donald Trump. There. I said it. Truth be told, Hillary Clinton scares me too. I’m also tired of the endless stream of political posts in my social media news feeds. Somehow everyone has an opinion or a reaction to … More …

How I Lost My Ability to Force-Function

Dictionary.com defines “force” as: to compel, constrain, or oblige (oneself or someone) to do something: to drive or propel against resistance. And, defines “function” as: to perform a specified action or activity; work; operate: That was me – a “force-functioner”, constantly forcing myself to function in most professional situations that had lost their meaning … More …