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...
Be Happy

Be Happy

Maybe I should start this post with “Don’t worry.” Maybe “Be happy” is enough. It’s just over two weeks until to the moon and back is out. My older kid reminded me last week that I was only going to experience this once in my lifetime – the publication of my first...
My intention is joy

My intention is joy

I am remembering that more and more. My intention is joy. My intention is joy. It can be so easy to get caught up in all I have to do and everything that needs to happen. It can be so easy to be swept away by the (sometimes) powerful fears and “yuckies” that surge...
Joyful in my now

Joyful in my now

I’ve decided to be joyful in my now. I know – I decide this often. Over and over again I decide I’ll do it. Over and over again I recommit myself to it. There is so much to be joyful about. There are so many reasons to smile. Even as I write this, I can feel the...
What will ease my heart?

What will ease my heart?

The weirdest thing is happening to me. As I’ve written here, I am becoming more and more able to identify my false tapes as they surge into my head. And to breathe and ease them away. “You deserve to die!” they scream inside me. “Breathe, Lisa. It will pass,” I reply....