white shoulders and warm love…

white shoulders and warm love…

right now i have the most loving pup ever sleeping sweetly in my lap. he has his paws hooked lightly over my thighs and his head in my lap. he is snoring lightly, completely asleep and trusting while being held by me. every once in a wile there is a twitch or deep...
once upon a time…

once upon a time…

once upon a time, on a thanksgiving day long ago and far away, a girl and a boy decided it would be a good day to marry. after all, what could possibly be more auspicious than acknowledging your life union on a day of thanks giving and gratitude? this was a great idea...
the kindness of strangers

the kindness of strangers

well, right off the bat I need to start with confessing I did something incredibly foolish. i got distracted and I lost the ignition key to my rental car. in a grocery store! it *was* for a good cause, I had picked up the phone because i had a dear friend who I knew...
fear. real and imagined.

fear. real and imagined.

apparently our brains don’t differentiate true I’m-in-danger fear from the my-mind-made-it-up garden variety fear. our bodies feel both as if there is an immediate threat to safety. we hit that fight or flight response and our amygdala — the good old...
unhooking

unhooking

I first landed on the concept of being “hooked” just a couple short years ago by Pema Chodron, a woman I consider to be a true teacher. Married twice, divorced, cheated on, had a family, had a career — I knew she was as “real” as me and I readily accepted her earthy...