I am…. At peace…

I am…. At peace…

I don’t remember where my yoga instructor heard this. I just know I needed to hear it. And hear it again. Breathe in and think, “I am…” Breathe out and think, “At peace…” I’ve been using this pretty much nonstop…well, whenever I can remember. Breathe in, “I am….”...
I am allowed to do whatever the f—k I want…

I am allowed to do whatever the f—k I want…

I noticed it a while back. “Am I allowed to do that?” I’d ask my therapist. “Am I allowed to feel that way?” “Is it okay that I want this?” I noticed it in my work with my clients as well. There I’d flip it, and tell them they were allowed to do, think, feel, try,...
There I go wanting things to be different again

There I go wanting things to be different again

I do know that “acceptance is the answer to all my problems.” It’s page 449 in the (old) AA Big Book, and it always soothes me when I finally remember it. Well, first it pisses me off, and then it soothes me. But it can take a while to remember each time. And it’s...
I’m allowing it to be easy…

I’m allowing it to be easy…

Easy is still somewhat new for me. Well, it’s not new, because I remember decades ago when my then therapist told me I could take the easy choice in a situation. It astounded me at the time, because I “knew” that I always had to take the harder choice so that I could...
Love Love Love Love Crazy Love

Love Love Love Love Crazy Love

I ran into a friend at my coffee place this morning. We had a quick conversation which included an acknowledgement of the line from the AA Big Book that always brings me back to serenity and calm, “Acceptance is the answer to all my problems.” Acceptance is the answer...