Underbeing

I read something recently that stopped me in my tracks. For my entire adult life, I have been aware of, preaching against, and trying to avoid Instructor Burnout. Pouring so much energy, time and resources into your work, your passion, that you have nothing left for the people and things closest to you…including yourSelf. People in …continue reading …

Anything Can Be

“Listen to the mustn’ts child, listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me. Anything can happen child, ANYTHING can be.” ~Shel Silverstein I just had an inspiring conversation with my sister. She’s a single Mom, and is living right in the …continue reading …

What Are You For?

Are you tired of it yet, the endless complaining about what is wrong? The world (and social media) is full of critics and naysayers. I’m a Pollyanna, often naive by choice. It’s more peaceful over here in ignorance land. But when I do peek out and speak out about something that is on my heart, I get a …continue reading …

Everyone…

Wow. What a year we are winding down from. Here we sit in the gap between two years, looking back at a crazy election (to put it mildly), and looking forward to a lot of uncertainty. One thing we do know is that as a nation, as a world, we are divided. It is Us vs. Them in …continue reading …

The Simple Things

Two weeks ago, the man who gave me my name left this world, and in doing so, left a huge hole in my heart. I miss him. And I am filled with gratitude that I learned to forgive before it was too late. My Dad was an alcoholic during my younger years. When he sobered …continue reading …