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!
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
Some days, I don't need a catapult to get out the holes I so easily dig... just a little nudge will do. A reminder to move forward with courage in some small way. Encouragement to honor that inner space where authenticity and power grow. And just with that little support I can find my way up … Continue reading Canine Catapult
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