Today I’m feeling a bit sad. I’m not sure why. No reasonable explanation. Nothing untoward happened to make me feel this way. I realize that sadness sometimes just “happens”. Sometimes you cannot pinpoint an exact event or circumstance that makes you feel sad. Is it the time change, and losing an hours’ worth of sleep? … Continue reading Sadness


During my early days of self-reflection through counseling, my therapist and I addressed a concern she had with my inability to accept a compliment. Frankly, I wasn’t even aware this was a problem. The first time she noticed I might have a problem, was when she made a comment about how lovely my hair looked … Continue reading Compliments


I fill conversations, it’s what I do. Sometimes I am so anxious to fill that voided space I know is coming, I forget to listen to what comes before. The art of listening, piece of cake! But is it really? I believe some people are instinctively blessed with the ability to listen, some not so … Continue reading Listening


Laughter, what could be more uplifting? Remember the very first time you heard a baby laugh, what an incredible sound!  Whether it’s a deep belly laugh, a small giggle, or a hearty chuckle, it moves most of us in a way nothing else can.  One of the greatest gifts is the ability to laugh at … Continue reading Laughter

Mutt vs. Purebred

In my early days of counseling, I stumbled across a rather “seasoned” psychiatrist, kind of a Dr. Dix (William Devane) from the Jesse Stone movies if you will. It was my first attempt at counseling. I eyed him suspiciously, as he calmly sat cross legged, glasses perched on the tip of his nose, patiently waiting … Continue reading Mutt vs. Purebred


For a very long time I’ve struggled with living in the present.  Next Thursday I have a doctor’s appointment at 10:00, what we will have for dinner Tuesday night, I need to make sure to clean the house on Sunday, and yikes I have to get to Ulta on Saturday before I run out of … Continue reading Tomorrow?