Hold Off On the Conclusions

“Unthinkably good things can happen even late in the game.” – Under the Tuscan Sun Our left brain is all about finding the meaning, categorizing, fitting things into patterns, etc. and because that’s what it does, it does it ad in finitum which can be a detriment.  That’s where snap judgements stem from and absolutist…

In The In Between

Ever notice that we don’t step right on the doorway into a room or a building?  We step from this space to that space without actually touching the door frame.  Sometimes we lean on the door frame to talk with someone or wait to get someone’s attention (*cough* teenagers *cough*) but even then if you…

Now What Do I Do?

So what do you do when you’ve done everything you can think of and the issue is still there?  When you’ve asked for guidance and keep getting the same indecipherable answer, when you’ve tried everything that is logical, unlogical, inspired and desperate, and nothing makes a dent, when the movement you get is so infinitesimal…

One Step Forward

We’re taught that progress is the point, that going forward is good, that backwards is bad, and that we should always keep moving.  Then we get stuck and can’t seem to go forwards, can’t seem to fix what’s wrong, can’t move in the direction we want to be going and everything seems to fall apart. …

Emotional Absolutes

Isn’t it interesting how there are times in our lives where we decide that, for some reason, the state we are in is the way it is always going to be henceforward?  Even though that’s never the case because things are constantly changing inside and outside of us in every moment we’re alive?  But we…

Putting the Pieces Together

Our lives are like the fridge in the kitchen or the note board on the wall.  Lots of things of various importance that we need to remember, access and deal with at some point all gathered together into some kind of system-ish.  It all makes some kind of sense to us on most days sort…

Learning at the Edges

I tend to push myself too hard for too long.  It’s a fact.  Don’t do as I do, do as I say.  LOL  I talk a good talk about keeping yourself in balance and listening to your inner voice and alla that because I have learned the lessons the hard way.  In my joy for…

Change Changes Things

Change can be very hard.  There are lots of quotes and memes about fear being the reason why we tend not to change, but I think we over emphasize that aspect of things.  Also, we tend to talk about change as if everything else around us is standing still and the only thing that is…

Outside and Inside Voices

One of the challenges in life is to balance the outside voices with our inside voice.  It’s common to see this issue when you become a parent, when you have a demanding job, or when you commit to a cause or career.  Different agendas are competing and it’s not about good vs. evil or right…

Keep It Moving

Emotions are meant to be felt and to move.  If you don’t feel them at the moment they will come out at another place and time, not necessarily of your choosing.  Even worse, if feelings aren’t acknowledged at all, they can act like teenagers, moving into the background and plotting another more extensive means of…