I must remind myself Winter and coldness Do not meant death Nor anything bleak. They merely signal change a withdrawal into oneself to process and refine so rebirth is possible.

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Night Lake

      Without much strain, You can often find light In the darkness. Sometimes you must seek it- Trudging and slopping through a swamp Other times it rises As the moon Over a night lake While you repose- Dry on a dock.

Wellness Wednesday: Love Languages

I spent my day listening to instrumental piano music, looking outside my window at the snow, and writing/working from home, which I think was needed after the start of this week. Overall I am not feeling very "well" for a variety of reasons, and I don't feel like writing today, but I'm trying to stick [...]

Time Grows Short

  Suspended and weightless Swept away, breathless I disappear Time stalls and stops At sea   I can't believe I'm going to be 30 soon... pretty much nothing in my life has turned out how I thought it would, but that's ok. Overall I really can't complain-- other than about my anxiety I suppose. After [...]

Wellness Wednesday: Connection … when you grew up without it

Your relationships in your family of origin prime you for relationships in your adult life. If your emotional connection with your parents/family (or lack thereof) left you confused ... you will likely have a confusing time in your adult life with relationships, at least at first, until you work through some of your earlier connection/disconnection [...]

Wellness Wednesday: Grief

My new year started off pretty grand with dancing and fun, but then when I woke up I learned that I had to say goodbye to one of my best friends that happens to have fur. I've been through this before, 4 times to be exact, but it never gets easier. I sort of knew [...]

2018 Reflection

This year seems to have flown by. It has been a tremendous year of growth and self-improvement for me. I am not where I want to be yet, but I'm a lot closer. Taking time to focus on myself and my needs ... and really taking care of myself is where my energy has been, [...]