Dear Darin, My dude…my homie… How is that you are gone? How is it that we had a moment of silence for you today over the morning announcements? Why is it that…each time I walk up those third-floor steps (while they may have winded us more than once) they feel heavier with each and every […]Read more "An Open Letter to My Friend…Gone Too Soon"
Ever feel like you are a wanted human? Not in that sexy, “every person in the room has their eyes on you” type of way…or like Britney’s lovely “Piece of Me” song… More like, you feel like you are the foundation for every person in your life and you feel like you are pulled in […]Read more "Piece Yourself Together"
I promise I will share with you with more “Secrets Untold”. Part II is typed and ready to go. But sometimes the writer in me just has to share what’s on my heart. I had an emotionally chaotic week. Seems like I would find some peace then another wave of emotion would hit. Then, another […]Read more "Waves of Emotion"
“You’re only as sick as your secrets” (a saying from AA). As an “emerging yogi” I’m realizing how true this statement is. As I was meditating before the sun came up earlier this week, the word “truth” kept coming to me. There’s no real path to enlightenment in secrets. I have to be vulnerable and […]Read more "Secrets Untold (Part I)"
Dear Inner-Perfectionist, We are breaking up. You are leaving. It’s not you, it’s me. It’s the real me that has made an exit plan for you. You need to go. I know you think that you are praised, that you keep me going on a path to working hard. I know you think that you […]Read more "The Break-Up"
A “life-revelation”, if you will…the body tells us how we are feeling and feelings are one or two words only. The thoughts behind the feeling are the emotions. Simple enough, right? Well, I just came to a clear understanding of this within the past week or two. I’ve worked with my therapist for years now, been to group therapy, […]Read more "Tasks are Simple, Practicing is Hard "
I’ve learned that to be happy, to live, to feel alive involves a practice, a conscious intention, a choice…with every single breath of every single day.Read more "More Living, Less Existing"