Vulnerability is the key to joy

I just discovered Brené Brown and her talks on Ted. She is a researcher who has spent a decade researching Shame and Vulnerability.  Her conclusions and her insights are wonderful and eye-opening and I really appreciate her candor.  She points to vulnerability as the courage to be authentic in the face of judgement and disconnection. … Details

Good must have an opposite?

I was raised to believe that everything has an opposite.  Good and evil, democrat and republican, young and old, death and taxes….oh wait…no that’s another subject entirely.  Anywhoo….throughout my childhood I saw the negative way using opposites, or black and white thinking, could do. … Details

Preparing to Spring

Spring Equinox is just a few days away and world around me seems to be in that ferment of wrapping up all the loose ends while prepping for the new stage that is coming.  There was snow a couple of days ago, I’ve driven through hail, we’ve had torrential rain for the past two days, and yet there are daffodils in full bloom, the crocuses have been out for a couple of weeks, and my pierres are dripping blooms. … Details

Fear of loss

Throughout my life I have been taught to fear loss.  Losing things that are costly to replace, losing the ability to do something, losing my innocence, losing God’s love, you name it, it can be lost in a heartbeat and never be regained. … Details

Asking for help

So many people have difficulty with asking for help for one reason or another.  Which, to my mind, is somewhat sad. It’s one thing to not get help when you need it and are asking for it, but it’s another to not ask for it or accept it when it is offered, which are two sides of the same coin.… Details

Eve Ensler is Over It

Eve Ensler is a Tony award willing playwright known for her most famous work, the Vagina Monologues.  I saw this a few weeks ago and I appreciate  her frustration and agree with her message.  The original statement is here   Eve Ensler: I am over this rape culture where the privileged with political and physical and economic might, take what and who they want, when they want it, as much as they want, any time they want it.… Details

Stop the Coddling

I believe that a great majority of the debate, the argument, the discussion, around women’s rights is being framed incorrectly.  Men are seen as empowered and fighting to control women and doing things to women or simply ignoring them.  However, it would seem that this is completely backwards. … Details