Category: opening

Dare to Live

Perfect and bulletproof are seductive, but they don’t exist in the human experience. We must walk into the arena, whatever it may be – a new relationship, an important meeting, our creative process, or a difficult family conversation – with courage and the willingness to engage. Rather than sitting on the sidelines and hurling judgment and advice, we must dare to show up and let ourselves be seen. … Read More Dare to Live

Breathe In, Breathe Out

I breathed deeply – really deeply – today for the first time in awhile.  Coach recognized the change in me before I could put my finger on it, but I knew I felt more relaxed, happy, and present.  When I’m numbed out, I don’t know what I’m missing – I only know I’m uncomfortable.  But god, I wouldn’t miss a moment of this beautiful … Read More Breathe In, Breathe Out

Open Door Policy

The fog has been lifting over the past few years, just a little bit at a time.  When it’s foggy, you can’t see what you can’t see.  It’s only when it dissipates that you start to know what’s really there.  One of my children holds a lot of resentment that her dad and I moved her around every couple of years and that she … Read More Open Door Policy

Show Me

I wonder if one day I’ll look back on this period of my life and forget how it felt to be this happy, or if this is going to be a permanent new norm.  I suspect that once you’ve lived in Love, you just stay there – forever – no matter what, and that you maintain a connection with the persons, places and things … Read More Show Me

Slice of Heaven

If Heaven exists above the clouds, I’m sure it has endless miles of running trails and piles of cushy Newtons in a women’s size 8.  Tonight’s run was divine in every way, and I’m immensely grateful for it.  Cooler temperatures and fresh legs brought me to my happy place right away and I stayed there for a lovely 5k in the ‘hood.  The strong … Read More Slice of Heaven

2012 – A Love Story

Tonight’s the night to reflect on the past year and take note of the good, the bad, and the wonderful.   And I’m so very grateful for the wonderful.   I’ve been blogging for years about my “ah ha” moments and my personal growth and challenges, but I believe 2012 marks clearly the beginning of a new chapter in my life when I’ve finally brought into … Read More 2012 – A Love Story

In Full Bloom

I feel so happy I’m on the brink of tears.  It’s a damn good life.   My world is still in limbo.  Questions remain unanswered.  The future is an unknown.  And I’m good.  I can’t believe it.   I find myself in such an ethereal place – it’s so hard to find earthly words to tell the story… Feeling the connection between my head, my … Read More In Full Bloom