I’m no longer calling him the Messiah

I’m no longer calling him the Messiah

There’s a line I use when I describe a particularly scarring moment in my adolescence – “The Messiah said I was bad.” In many ways this accurately captures what happened. A dear friend of mine was caught in a desperate situation, and in order to protect herself – to...
If you’re going to relax, go all in

If you’re going to relax, go all in

Some people might say I’m an all or nothing person. Some people might be right. Generally, when I commit myself to something, I go all in. I do very little halfway. Perhaps it’s my rampant perfectionism (remember, my brother once told me, “You even try to do...
Choose joy

Choose joy

It’s an easy reminder, and it’s an easy reminder to forget. Choose joy. Take charge of my thought process and find the thought that feels a bit easier. That brings me more light. Face what I have to face, solve what I have to solve, do what I have to do – and then...
This is a story that doesn’t need to happen

This is a story that doesn’t need to happen

I was lucky to be included in a Thrive Global post a few weeks ago, 11 Easy Ways to Instantly Relax When You Start to Feel Stress. I was lucky to be included, but I’m even more lucky that I read one of the ways to relax offered by one of the other contributors....
Be more. Do less.

Be more. Do less.

When I crawled into Al-Anon decades and decades ago, I heard the concept, “I am a human being, not a human doing.” I wrapped my head around it and began to remind myself to just be rather than do, and to remind myself again to just be rather than do. It is a tough...