I ask a lot of questions. Dare I say it? I may sometimes ask too many questions. I am most at risk of asking too many questions if: I'm interested in the topic, the person is interesting, we have an excellent banter thing going on (then I might start asking ridiculous questions because I'm enjoying … Continue reading Writer Problems #2 – questions
As writers, we face a lot of problems - intense Google searches, embarrassing Google searches, hours-long Etsy searches (I promise, this DOES have to deal with writing)... One problem is the dreaded (though actually supportive) question: "so, are you still writing?" <sigh> Maybe it's just a dreaded question for me lately, as I've fallen off … Continue reading Writer Problems: Still writing?
I love learning new words. Sometimes, when I discover a new source/newspaper/website/author with the lovely gift of diction, I'll find myself on dictionary hunts to unearth a new word's meaning. And yes, I know you can use context clues, but sometimes - I want to know the established meaning. Not only because words can be … Continue reading backpfeifengesicht
Someone I love has cancer. The night before we got the diagnosis, there was looming sense of dread. Everything that I'd been pinning my hopes on had been ruled out. Laying bed that night, I knew what the next day would bring. A part of me wanted to google cancer or take a stroll into … Continue reading let it be and the cancer playlist
Sometimes, people can really surprise you and show you an act of kindness when you need it most. I first noticed this several years ago when I was going through a bad divorce and happened upon several kind strangers. Even though they weren't a part of my life, just by showing kindness, they made a … Continue reading On Kindness
"Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry – all forms of fear – are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence." - Eckhart Tolle As we finish out the first month of this new … Continue reading On presence
He tells me everyone has baggage. I am no exception. I don't have the 5-piece matching set with little rolling wheels (I always have jokes), but I have some none-the-less. I imagine us all - commuting, walking, or hanging out with our collection of carry-ons, carryalls, and that 5-piece matching set. Invisible luggage clogging up … Continue reading baggage
There was a time in my life (which, to be honest - sometimes feels like a different lifetime), when I watched a lot of TV. Really, it was entirely too much TV. But I digress... Anyway, during this time, I watched this one-off episode on NatGeo or the History Channel on parallel universes. And at the … Continue reading parallels
Today is National Happiness Happens Day As children, happiness comes easily - a funny sounding word, the sight of a puppy, or the first taste of candy. But as adults, happiness can be more illusive. We carve our lives into pieces, trying to determine if we have adequate amounts of happiness. We ask ourselves hundreds … Continue reading On happiness
She told me to try to frame it in terms of gratitude. What was I thankful for as a result? What wouldn't I have if not for it happening?