Previous Lives

I have never quite understood the notion that this one life is all we get.  It never felt right to me, because if that were true, all mistakes take on such crushingly huge proportions that we might never move.  It means that childhood, especially if it is abusive, is just a waste of time that we do really need to rush through in order to get to something relevant. … Details

Fall into each other

Fall is the gathering time.  Gathering in of crops, gathering in of ideas, gathering all the lost bits and pieces that got strewn around during the play of Summer, gathering our wits to deal with everything that begins again in fall like school, work, projects, and plans. … Details

Beyond Boundaries

People make structure out of chaos.  That’s what our highly developed brains are supposed to do.  It’s our one weapon for survival in this dangerous place we call home.  We have no fur to keep us warm when temperatures drop, we are slow-moving, we have no defensive weapons, we basically have our brains, opposable thumbs, and the ability to stand on our hind legs which is a minus when it comes to speed, but a plus in other areas. … Details

Those who serve

Most days there is plenty enough to do to get through the day.  Work and groceries and cooking and hobbies and family and the list goes on and on.  Between trying to be who we are or figure out who we are and trying to be what others need us to be or who we choose to be with others, plus get the bills paid and keep everything together, our energy is pretty well invested.… Details

Less is more

To say my life is busy would be an understatement of grandiose proportions.  I’m a whirling dervish whose body at this point is waving the white flag and starting to give me signals that stress reduction is required “now!”.  I struggle with this issue every day, which in the short-term is stressful (irony) but is helping me correct the path I’m headed on so I can start bringing things back to a healthier pace. … Details

Tiger by the Tail

Have you ever been in a conversation with someone where they are upset or frustrated with a situation and spent quite a bit telling you about it.  So you comment back that there are things they can try to resolve it and they look shocked or stunned and immediately explain that there is no way to fix this and it’s actually appropriate for it to be that way and they just accept it because that’s the way life is? … Details