Let the love in

Let the love in

I’m in Minneapolis. Been here for nearly three weeks. We’ll be here for maybe three more. We were staying literally across the street from my kid’s house. Now we’re about two blocks away. It feels far. Too far. The fact that two blocks feels too far feels amazing. I’d...
I’ll never leave you anymore

I’ll never leave you anymore

The funny thing is I don’t remember where I was when I heard the song.  I was certain I’d remember, but I guess life is often a blur. It was during our vacation, and I was somewhere in Spain. Perhaps in a cathedral? My son says all we did was visit cathedrals. I can...
Choose it all. Choose happy.

Choose it all. Choose happy.

I was hiking with my family – I’m lucky to have the four of us together. (My older child just spent six unexpected weeks at home in Pennsylvania, versus their “real life” in Minnesota. It’s the first time in years that they’ve been in Pennsylvania for six weeks, and...
The beauty in the every day

The beauty in the every day

In the past week I’ve really noticed the buds on the trees and the flowers that are starting to bloom. I think we may have missed winter, and that’s weird and a bit wrong, but, damn, those buds and flowers are bringing even more of a smile to my face and a (cautious)...
I give myself permission to be

I give myself permission to be

I was deep in self-reflection and deep in discussion with someone I trust. Someone I trust a lot. But still I nearly cursed at her when she pointed out that somewhere deep inside myself I was, even now, judging my behaviors as permissible or not. My thought patterns...