The Week of R&R

No I do not mean Rest and Relaxation.  I’m glad for everyone who is getting to have that, but what I’m referring to are the post-Christmas R&R’s:  Returns and Regrets. Returns usually happen first because they just have to get done.  I mean who can live with that Chartreuse lampshade from Aunt Tildie or the…

Christmas Eve

Please be safe if you’re traveling.  Be careful about weather conditions, make sure you’re paying attention to the road instead of what you need to do or forgot to do, and that the children are only suitably bored and restless because if given enough reason they could plot something that might make traveling less-safe for…

Going Through The Motions

Christmas is almost here.  Yay!!!! Let the shopping panic mania begin.  LOL…ahem….*cough*  I mean.  Yay!!! Christmas. We humans are creatures of habit and we are social.  This means that we will tend to do what we have always done and what everyone else is doing or what other people that we value tell us we…

Finding Your Light

People will do a lot of crazy things in order to not confront what they fear.  They will cart around elephants, plant them in the middle of the room, then steadfastly ignore them.  Heaven help us if multiple people bring elephants because they become exponentially difficult for everyone else to ignore when they begin rough…

Your Light

It’s common to see the Holidays as the big 3:  Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas.  There are, of course, others in and around that time including Hanukkah and Kwanza and New Years which keeps us all on our toes and reminds us that the holidays are about more than merchandising.  Of course, I look at things a…

You Do Not Have To Be Good

“You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on.…

Moving Toward the Light

In all the hullabaloo that is the Christmas season it’s easy to forget the actual season going on.  This is the last week of fall, even if it already feels like winter in many places and spring is just coming on in others.  In the Northern Hemisphere the trees have shed their leaves, the evergreens…

Set The Bar Low

Sometimes we make things waaaaaayyy too hard when they don’t need to be.  We set expectations for ourselves that are out of proportion or get all perfectionist when life is anything but.  So then we have to work twice as hard to get over our fear our anxiety just to do the thing or achieve…