Settling in . .

The last three weeks have flown by.  That seems to be the case when aging is factored in.  And I have become more aware of aging since my recent trip to Annapolis, MD.  I suppose some of you saw my Facebook post about my excursion and subsequent fall in that fair city.  It wasn’t a […]

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Mastering a new tool is life sustaining.

About a month ago i was scheduled to do a women’s retreat in Mount Pocono, PA.  It was a group I had done retreats for a few other times.  I was looking forward to the experience, as is true of every retreat or workshop experience I contract to do. Leading a group of  women who […]

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We meet again. . .

How very sorry I am that I have been away so long from blogging.  I periodically get caught up in other avenues of my life and let this connection with you slide.  It’s not because I don’t care about this activity.  I love writing, of all kinds, in all settings.  In fact, I have just […]

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WOW!

“Wow!” supposedly was the final utterance of Steve Jobs, Apple’s founder, according to his wife.  Whether that’s true or not, I choose to believe it.  The affirmation that there is something beyond this world, something worthy of a wow, pleases me.  I already believed it but we seldom get a message that so clearly affirms […]

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Reviewing the “old tricks.”

A funk had settled over me.  I wasn’t hopping out of bed with much enthusiasm.  The dread of old had settled in.  Again.  For how long this time, I wondered.  This experience isn’t new.  It’s a common theme for me, actually.  Sometimes it feels like I pay more than an occasional “visit” to this site. […]

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How I treat those closest to me needs work. Lots of it.

I am often not who I want to be in the relationship that is the dearest to me.  And it’s a pattern I am struggling to change.  At last night’s AA meeting we discussed “taking it home,” meaning being as kind at home to our loved ones as we are to those who are dear […]

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Let go is a constant assignment. Constant!

How little I understood the concept of “letting go” when I first saw the slogan: Let Go, Let God, on the wall of an Al-Anon meeting nearly forty years ago.  It sounded so simple.  I didn’t consider myself “attached” to any one or any thing.  In reality, my feelings, thus often my actions, were attached […]

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“I am here only to be truly helpful . . .”

This is the first line of a prayer that I say every morning.  And I use this line as a “stand alone” throughout the day when I feel uncertain about the situation I am faced with.  I believe, completely, that each person on the planet is here to be only helpful, helpful to every other […]

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Defining our boundaries, AND THEN LIVING ACCORDINGLY, cultivates peace of mind.

In a response I received from an earlier post, a request was made for my thoughts on boundaries.  This topic has been rolling around in my mind ever since.  I’ve found myself questioning what it is that I really believe.  What does my own behavior reflect? It’s a word that I use often, particularly when […]

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I’m in a quandary. Sort of . . .

I have a doggone good life.  I have a great profession that has blessed me in so many ways.  How many of us actually get to spend our lives doing what brings us pleasure every day?  I am one of those individuals.  Shortly after finishing my Ph.D. in 1979, my husband and I had dinner […]

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