We'll burn these ships...and we ain't going back! La la la la la la la la. Inspired by the story of Cortez, a band called Bethesda once wrote these lyrics. The story goes that once he landed in Veracruz, Cortez ordered that the ships be set ablaze in order to prevent retreat. It forced he and his … Continue reading Burn These Ships
There are some days when I would like to just chop off my head. Suicide not being the goal, only a reprieve, I imagine this only in theory. The desire surfaces in moments in which I am truly present in my body, or living from a deep place in my heart, and I realize how … Continue reading Off With My Head
One year my roommate formed the rhythm of making muffins when she was having a difficult time. Sometimes from scratch, sometimes from a pouch, always eaten with coffee or tea. Life was rich, beautiful, and often painful that year. We ate a lot of muffins. My go-to has always been to clean or organize when … Continue reading Making Muffins
Personal connections to the Daily Prompt.
What trusting yourself may look like: Writing when you have something to say burning inside...but you don’t know what words will come out when you do. Getting out of bed without a plan even when the anxiety is laying heavy on your chest. Making a choice at a new restaurant. Choosing the clothing and accessories … Continue reading trust yourself
I love it when a theme comes together. Over the past couple of weeks I become unconnected to the deeper parts of me. Or rather, I’m not fully connected. As with most things, this inner connection/centeredness is a continuum. It has come to my attention because of what I’m not thinking. I haven’t been considering … Continue reading Finding the Path Within