Progress not perfection…again

Progress not perfection…again

I first heard that saying when I crawled into Al-Anon. “Progress not perfection.” I have to admit, I didn’t quite understand it when I first heard it. Yes, it was a soothing thought. Yes, it took the pressure off. Yes, it gave me leeway to be human (something that...
What do you mean I’m at the wrong airport?????

What do you mean I’m at the wrong airport?????

Months ago, I forgave myself in advance for all the mistakes I was about to make. Perhaps needless to say, I have made quite a few. Maybe a twelve-stop book tour over the space of six weeks (with no real break in my consulting and coaching work) was a bit much to ask...
Relax into it

Relax into it

Again, a yoga practice. Thank goodness I have my yoga practice and instructors to remind me of what I think I know but somehow always need to be reminded of. Relax into it. It’s true of my yoga practice. It’s true of my life. My general way of being? Push through...
I have wholed

I have wholed

I got a tattoo this summer. It’s something I’ve been meaning to do for a while – decades even. Probably over thirty years ago I asked Danny’s (my dad) ex-girlfriend, who had become a tattoo artist, to do it for me. She refused, citing maternal prerogative, claiming I...
What do I need right now?

What do I need right now?

It’s a worthwhile question to ask myself, over and over. What do I need right now? It may be a cup of tea. It may be a run. It may be a hug. It may be to write. It may be a myriad of things, but if I don’t stop and check in with myself, I won’t know what it is. If I...