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...
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...
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...
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...
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...