Falling Into It

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

  Change is a measure of time and, in the autumn, time seems speeded up. What was is not and never again will be; what is is change.  – Edwin Way Teale Every year I feel it creeping up on me. That subtle shift in the rhythm of the days, the deepening of nights. Really, […]

Getting Started….Staying With It

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

“Just START…STOP over-thinking it, STOP trying to control it all …”  –JLW For some of us, it is the Starting that is troublesome.  The Starting something new, not knowing the rules or the outcome.  The newness-factor that inhibits our ability to “just start”.  So, we think about our New Year’s Intentions with great gusto, and […]

New Year’s Intentions

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

“We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives…not looking for flaws, but for potential.”  -Ellen Goodman Do you still find yourself in […]

Solitude Matters

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

“..being in the fog does not have to mean being altogether lost” Joan Anderson, A Year By The Sea When I am engrossed in life, I can be overcome with the feeling that there is never enough time.  I tend to fall back on black-and-white, either-or, yes-or-no thinking. When I do not have time alone,  I find that I […]

The Space To Be Close

Monday, April 30th, 2012

“If I didn’t argue with you, I wouldn’t have been married to you for 72 years” Selma and Kenny Depending on which book you are reading, the experts say that the secret to a long and happy relationship is “do not argue with your partner” or “go ahead, argue.”  I wonder if this either-or-way of […]

Strength In Owning Our Weaknesses

Monday, April 16th, 2012

“I recently realized something about myself and it made me ANGRY!” “I realized that I need someone guiding me, challenging me and then  giving me positive feedback in order to stay focused. After years of self-help books that encourage me to look to no one else, I realize, that for some things, I need guidance […]