PULLING WATER FROM A WELL

This past weekend, I had to have some very deep, direct conversations with someone who I love dearly and who means the world to me.  It wasn’t easy.  It wasn’t pretty.  And it definitely wasn’t the most comfortable thing I’ve had to do.  But it was necessary. Many of us ride the waves of neutrality when it comes to…

TRIGGER HAPPY

Trigger warning.  Trigger sensitivity.  Trigger disclaimer.  Caution: May ignite triggers.  More and more I see one of these phrases as a buffer ahead of  some deeply detailed or potentially controversial discussion.  It has become sort of the ‘viewer’s discretion advised’ of words and thoughts.   Recently I overheard a man and woman having an intense argument.  The man blurted out at the…

FIRST AND FOREMOST

If you are reading this blog, congratulations.  I think we all can agree that this year has been nothing short of complete chaos.  We barely had time to digest our New Year’s champagne before the world entered into what many of us now consider to be a catastrophic disaster.  Social unrest.  Economic distress.  An unpredictable…

THE HEALING MANTRA

The process of healing has multiple diverse and intricate layers. It is not a “one and done” type of situation, and certainly not something that can be rushed.  There are stages, phases and levels to healing that take time and require subjection to different circumstances. When I suffered broken bones from an accident, I was…

THRESHOLD

In modern architecture, the Cambridge dictionary defines the word threshold as, “the floor of an entrance to a building or a room”.  Later on, the Longman dictionary defined it as, “the level at which something starts to happen, or have an effect”.   These are physical definitions of threshold, however it can take on a meaning…

THE SELFLESS ACT OF SELF-CARE

Since I was a teenager, I’ve always made time for what is now known as “self care”.  Whether it was reading a good book, writing poetry, practicing piano or just taking an extra moment to enjoy a sunset, I always found time to do something peaceful and satisfying. Fast forward to today.  The idea of…