Don’t worry about it. You’re doing fine.

Don’t worry about it. You’re doing fine.

It was my holiday gift from my older kid. A magnificent, weighty mug with words on it. Words that my kid, along with perhaps many other people, thought I needed to hear and know right now. Words I think that maybe many, if not all, of us need to hear and know right...
I’m going to make this day the day

I’m going to make this day the day

It’s a new day. It’s a new year. I’m finding myself tied up in things I want to happen. Things that are, in many ways, for now at least, out of my control. I find myself caught in an endless loop of questions – What do I need to do? How can I make this happen? When...
This is your life. Right. Now.

This is your life. Right. Now.

This is not a dress rehearsal. That is what someone told me decades ago, when I crawled into Al-Anon. It’s not like this is the practice run for our next life. This is it. I mean, it may be a practice run – and sometimes I like to think it is because I’d like to come...
How can I soothe myself right now?

How can I soothe myself right now?

I don’t know if it’s the time of year – I do have 28 people at my house tomorrow – or if it’s got nothing to do with anything. I have been feeling tense. That old anxious feeling, for no particular reason (again, unless it’s the 28 people coming to my house). I feel...