My fellow Sex and the City fans know exactly what I mean by that, but for those of you who don’t, here’s a quick recap. In the movie, Carrie pulls out the article about her (at the time) upcoming wedding with all the pictures of her in designer wedding gowns, looking so happy…on Valentine's Day, … Continue reading Being an emotional cutter
Recently, I had a conversation with a friend of mine and she mentioned how wanting a relationship made her feel weak. In that moment, my heart cried for her and I told her that wanting companionship isn’t weakness, it’s natural. Weakness comes from being dependent on a relationship. Being incapable of being alone is weakness. … Continue reading Love ain’t for the faint of heart
Lately I’ve been thinking a great deal about what it means to be in alignment. Everywhere I turn there is an article, or a webinar, or some other forum discussing this very topic, and somehow I leave those situations no better off than I started. It seems like the consistent message for getting into alignment … Continue reading Alignment…or the lack thereof.
Yesterday I attended yet another memorial service for a friend who has left us way too soon, and since the moment I learned of his passing, my mind has been going 90 miles a minute. As I sat among so many others who were there to say their goodbyes, I realized how far I’ve come … Continue reading Life in perspective
There’s a hard lesson that I’ve had to learn over the years about people. The saying is that people never change and I really don’t agree with that. I’m living proof that it isn’t true. What IS true, however, is that people only change…if THEY want to. Changing takes a great deal of effort, intention, … Continue reading The Winds of Change…
In my last post I discussed the importance of kindness while maintaining boundaries, and I quickly realized that a lot of people don’t really know what boundaries look or feel like. Boundaries can be difficult to navigate and it seems that too often people look at boundaries as a way to keep people out of … Continue reading Boundaries and more boundaries…
This weekend I was faced with one of those situations (aka people) that are designed purely to push your buttons and piss you off. It’s one of those situations where your reaction, no matter what it is, will haunt you because it will never satisfy you. There was a huge part of me that, when … Continue reading Being too nice…
Maybe it’s the fact that my birthday is coming up, but I seem to be living in a deep state of reflection this week. It dawned on me recently that part of what I have been struggling with is the fact that I’m not really special. Now hold on and let me explain- this isn’t … Continue reading To be or not to be…extraordinary.
As I get older, I more often hear people describe their birthdays as “just another day”- like it’s not a big deal. They don’t care if anyone knows, don’t care if they do anything for it, and just really don’t pay it much attention. For those of you who fall in this category, shame on … Continue reading It’s not “just another day”
Chicago- home of the deep dish pizza, a green river, some incredible ice cream, and of course... The BEAN, just to name a few- here we come! Or I should say… we survived St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago. I hadn’t taken a girls’ trip in over ten years. My first experience with going on a … Continue reading Saying “yes” to life… and a girls’ trip!