I like to only show up as my best self. I prefer to only show up when I feel nearly-perfect. Perfectly dressed, perfectly poised, perfectly POSITIVE, perfectly inspiring, perfectly kind, perfectly communicating with others. I have high standards for myself, and that's ok. But, sometimes, it's not. When perfectionism keeps me from participating in life … Continue reading Yes, You’re a Mess & We Need You Anyway
I have lived in survival mode for most of the last decade, since the recession came and swept away my pride and savings, and the death toll began to rise in my life. But, a few months ago, I decided to change everything about the way I think and live in the world. Following the … Continue reading Out of Survival Mode into…ON FIRE!
I want to start a new club. Who wants to join? Everyone? Great!!!!! It's called The Brave and Brokenhearted Club. Think you belong in it? Here are the qualifications for admission: A) You are human. B) You've had your heart broken. C) You are still living and breathing and walking around on a planet with … Continue reading The Brave & Brokenhearted Club: Are You In?
After awhile, you learn what people do and don't want to hear. You learn that most people don't really feel comfortable hearing the truth of your feelings. So you start changing, without even meaning to. You hide your feelings...stuff them down so deep you don't even realize you're stuffing them. Because where else do we … Continue reading On the Edge of a New Era (in Which We FEEL)
To the Mama suffering in silence...I see you. I get you. You are not alone. I know why you stay in the shadows, because you feel safer there. Because sometimes it hurts more to be misunderstood than to be alone...