Framily

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I am lucky that growing up my Mamma taught me that DNA does not make you family. Just because you are related, it doesn’t mean that you have to subject yourself to toxic behavior. She didn’t take her advice. I believe that since she felt such a struggle with her “family,” that she made sure I learned from her mistakes…. Read more »

Less is More

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Rome is burning, but the truth is, I’ve never really cared about Rome. The status quo of western civilizations. Colonization, the theft of history, and the denial of fundamental human rights. I know and accept that we can’t all live in harmony because humans are not a harmonious lot. We rape, pillage, and take more than we need. Waste what… Read more »

Chronic Illogical

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chronic illogical

First of all, welcome. Second, since you’re going to ask, “Why Chronic Illogical?” Chronic Illogical because there is NOTHING logical about chronic illness. Over the years, I’ve claimed that I don’t care what people think, and for the most part, that is true. But, the terror I felt when the prospect of sharing anything about life inside my body and… Read more »

New Beginnings

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I turned 47 a few days ago. After 18 months of intense therapy and struggle to find my lost self, I am discovering the person that I knew when I was younger. Fearless, determined, and confident. I don’t know where I lost her along the way, but I am glad she is back. In 2004, after a lifetime of physical… Read more »

she

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she stood in the nights’ freezing air crying for their love slowly he boarded the bus turning back every step she waved, he smiled love was in her eyes when they pulled away farther than before she had so much faith in her love the tears just streamed down her cheek he vowed to return but no one ever really… Read more »

Quotable

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When you can forgive both another and yourself you move from the law of karma (action and reaction) into the law of grace (resolution) – that effulgent state that transmutes and heals. – W Brugh Joy

Quotable

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To learn to respect and reverence for the process is what counts, we each take our own roads, but it is what one discovers along that road that’s important, and how one is changed by those discoveries. – Judith Guest

Quotable

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Sooner or later a choice will have to be made: to continue on a willful path in which one tries to secure autonomy and self-determination, or to embark on a spiritual path in which one seeks ever-greater willingness to become part of the fundamental processes of life in self-surrender. – Gerald May