GIVE ME LOVE

So, the holidays are here again. Joy. People are gathering together in spirit and in plenty for the next few weeks and it’s lovely. It’s also a time of excess for most. Excess spending, excess food, excess emotions, and excess alcohol consumption (generally to deal with said emotions). Tis’ the season of overdoing it, or … Continue reading GIVE ME LOVE

YOU SAY IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY?

So. Today. I um. I’m celebrating 2014. Oh. No, not the year. I mean, I have punctuality challenges, but I’m not that late for New Year’s Eve. Nope. Today is my 20-14 birthday. You know, 20, plus 14. Go ahead and roll your eyes. I know. It’s lame. And yep. I’m 34. This girl. Right … Continue reading YOU SAY IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY?

GUTS OVER FEAR

So, I have  confession to make. Gulp. I’m not actually always that good at letting shit go. Like, um, I am. . . but . . . I’m also . . . not. I’m good at letting SOME things go. I’m good at not letting MOST things bother me. I can release hurt, anger, pain, … Continue reading GUTS OVER FEAR

STORY OF MY LIFE

Plans. Timelines. Spreadsheets. Google Calendar. Ah, my happy place. It’s so lovely living in the boxes of my curated life. So clean. So tidy. So cozy, predictable, and safe. Bullshit. I call bullshit on that whole deal. You hear me?  Bull.Shit. You know what plans really are? A crapshoot. A coping mechanism. Our brain’s way … Continue reading STORY OF MY LIFE

GRAVITY

Funny thing happened last week, I got another check in the mail.  Oh, no, not for cash. No. From reality. Again.Thanks for that universe.There’s a yoga axiom, “Exercise and REST are essential for human health” that’s been screaming my name for a bit. In fact when I first saw it my initial response was “see, … Continue reading GRAVITY

HEY THERE, YOU’RE AN ALLSTAR

Have you ever observed a spinning top? It leans one way, and then another until it slows and topples. Notice that it never simply spins in the middle, centered, perfectly balanced in all directions.Let’s take a look at that little metaphor of life, shall we?How many things are you doing right now? How many jobs, … Continue reading HEY THERE, YOU’RE AN ALLSTAR

ALL THESE SMALL THINGS

You know what hurts more than stepping barefoot on a lego? Stepping barefoot on TWO legos. No- it’s barbie shoes- evil plastic particles that they are. Wait, nope, actually, I think it might possibly be barefoot on metal toy airplanes. Yes, That. They draw blood even so for sure that wins. Guess what sucks more than a … Continue reading ALL THESE SMALL THINGS

BURN

Today I told my class I would see them next week, on Monday. You know, as in five days from now. There was silence, confused looks, a question about whether or not there was class on Wednesday this week. To which I replied, oblivious, “you mean like today?” Ummmmmmm. Nooooooo. Nope. Just no. Today is … Continue reading BURN

#FAIL

Ever feel like you are doing everything the opposite of how it should be done? Gotten the contrary result of that which you sought? Like you’re getting more things wrong than right? Congratulations, you’re doing life right. We learn from failure, we grow from mistakes, we gleen truth from experiencing its absence. Learning how to … Continue reading #FAIL

POMPEII

Okay, so as follow up to yesterday's post; here is Part B of the whole happiness reconstruction project I’ve got going down. DIY Happy Pills: How to Reframe Your Way Into Being An Optimist Using the list referenced in “Carry On," to work through this let’s use the following (totally hypothetical . . ) scenarios: … Continue reading POMPEII