I Wonder; Can I Live With This?

It’s been seven days since I’ve I had a real shower and I’m feeling pretty gross…I know, TMI, right? But it’s true. Last week I sent my cat to stay with my son and girlfriend while my shower surround and all the tile and drywall underneath it were torn out, down to the bare studs.Continue reading “I Wonder; Can I Live With This?”

You Don’t Have to Talk About Your Feelings

When you’re feeling emotional, you don’t have to talk about your feelings – no matter how much someone pressures you or what you think or feel about that person. In my marriage, I  was often badgered into talking about by my feelings. We’d talk and talk, mostly about right and wrong until I’d officially clamContinue reading “You Don’t Have to Talk About Your Feelings”

How You Are Today

How are you? Others ask us this question all of the time. It’s come to symbolize more of an obligatory nod to niceness and less a show of care and concern. I don’t think it’s that people don’t want to know how we are, but we seldom take the time to contemplate our personal state andContinue reading “How You Are Today”

Nothing Compares to You

I was at the gym the other day and it was packed. This phenomenon happens every year. In January and February, you can’t find a parking place in the morning or between the hours of six and nine. I won’t complain. I think it’s wonderful how a calendar date can get people motivated to seeContinue reading “Nothing Compares to You”

How to Belong Where You Don’t Fit In

Belonging may be one of the oldest, most fundamental needs of human beings. Dating back to the times when being part of a tribe was necessary for survival, our need to fit in and feel accepted is paramount to our well-being. I recently started a new part-time job and I’m by far the oldest personContinue reading “How to Belong Where You Don’t Fit In”

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