We all have stories. They're in our heads, on our phones, in movies, books, on tv, we tell them, we hear them, we make them up, they are our past, future and present. Here's the thing with PTSD. It turns those stories into vivid, horrors in full color. Only a story like all the others. … Continue reading Healing through Historical Fiction
The joy of new love took over in May. The writing bug bit me and I wanted so badly for the dream of writing everyday to be reality. A daily dose of "me time." Self-expression, witty pros, new insights, bravery and vulnerability poured into every post. Fantasies of helping people who could use a daily … Continue reading Posta–wha????
Exclamations of joy filled the air as I put on my 4 year old daughter's backpack at school drop-off. "Look my friend! Mama! There's Lily! Hey, he's my friend too! Look! Look at all of my friends!" My daughter was filled with joy at all of these beautiful children who were her friends. They were … Continue reading Authenticity in the AM
A few impressions of the journey from tiny helpless babe to toddler to child. Full of the highest highs and the lowest lows: A mother's love. A mother' terror. A mother's rage. A mother's equanimity. Total bliss. Complete immersion in protective hormones. Connected intense drunken love. Obsessing over tiny toes. Claiming victory at smiles. Elation … Continue reading Intensities of Motherhood
Life by catapult: The act of flinging one's self from one situation to the next. The landing is uncertain. The journey is sure to be challenging and difficult. It is the only way to travel. How to to make changes in one's life? Scientific advice: "We all usually make a laundry list for everything we … Continue reading It’s one Heck of a Ride
Life pushes and pulls. Its currents stronger than any person could ever hope to be. The fighting and struggling of trying to force life to flow the way it 'should.' Creates so much suffering. Learning to relax and trust is a life-long process. The combination of surrender, preparation and accepting the power that exists in … Continue reading The Power of Choice
Perhaps I'm a bit of a loose cannon. Or maybe stumbling around in the dark is more accurate. Either way, I am casting off many things which held me back from trying new and scary things. In writing and publishing my first blog without the research of what I was 'supposed' to do; I am … Continue reading Uncharted Territory