Tag Archives: Choices

How to Fail with Grace

Have you ever failed at something? I’m not talking about a test in school, but something in your life that you were invested in and had an intended outcome for? As you think about this, one of those famous quotes about failure might come to … More …

The Number One Thing Preventing You from Reaching Your Goals

I can’t stick with it.” “I’m too busy.” “I started strong but then life got in the way…” Any of these comments sound familiar? The past few weeks have been full of conversations on the topic of accomplishing goals and these are several of the … 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 …

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 …

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 …

It’s Time to Stop Struggling

Ashlyn Pond, the pond on our property is my sanctuary. I discovered it to be this place during a most difficult year in my life. It started as an escape, a place to disconnect (no connectivity to anything but nature down there) and be comforted … More …

Monday, Monday…

What’s the deal with Mondays? It starts Sunday night… my Facebook newsfeed starts to fill up with the posts and memes about the dreaded next day. It gets worse the next morning.  More posts about the most dreaded day of the week: Monday.  I get … More …

New Year’s Intention: You Choose You

I was watching an old Grey’s Anatomy episode the other day while wrapping Christmas presents.  It was the episode where Meredith says to Derek, “Pick me. Choose me. Love me.” For fellow Grey’s fans, I’m sure you remember the line well. For those who are … More …