As someone prone to living from her head, I am no stranger to feeling like I'm in a trance. The rest of life, especially a heart filled one, can feel unreachable beyond the hum of thoughts that are so hard to turn away from. Living by the ocean these past few days, I've experienced the … Continue reading Held By the Ocean
After years of a life lived by rules and fear, this heart-lead living feels too willy-nilly some days. What if I get something wrong? When life is full and my head is buzzing with the noise of it all, it's tempting to turn the volume up and keep the distracting hum going. Dialing down to … Continue reading A Friend Within
Lately life has been feeling very full. I've got energy moving through, enabling me to bring to action ideas long held in mind. There is simply not enough time in the day for all that I'd like to do. Though my experience is not unique, what makes it a big deal for me is those … Continue reading A Ride with Desire
I like to walk fast. I have a short list of friends that share my natural pace and a couple that I can barely keep up with. I enjoy going on walks with them and always feel better in mind and body afterwards. Walking quickly provides an opportunity to process stress, exercise my muscles, and … Continue reading Learning to Amble
When I first considered today's prompt, causal, I quickly thought of casual conversations and the small talk it usually entails. And then I shuddered, because I find small talk to be difficult on many levels. I struggle to think of things to say. It takes a very conscious, concerted effort to answer the common "How … Continue reading Lions, Tigers, and Small Talk, Oh My!
This is what I have learned. Partners don't always get along. Partners don't always partner. Partners don't always know how to partner. Partners don't always want to partner. Can they become a better partner? Yes. Should you wait around for that? Sometimes. What do you do in the mean time? (While waiting on the one … Continue reading Partner While You Wait