The Voices in my Head

The voices inside my head are being really loud right now.  Saying things like: “You’re a BLOGGER...oh my gawwwd, everyone and their brother has a blog, what have you got to say that anyone would want to hear ANYWAY…” Sometimes these voices are so loud I can barely see in front of my face.  It... Continue Reading →

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Compromise

When did compromise take on the connotation of weakness?  Recently in politics in particular, the willingness to compromise has been referred to as “caving”.  Without compromise, especially in politics, nothing would get done!  In the United States, we live in a nation of multitudes and differences:  compromise is essential to progress and our very way... Continue Reading →

Hold On, It Might Be A Bumpy Ride

I’m about to start trying to get an audience for this blog, and it’s scaring the shit out of me.  I’m playing all sorts of motivational tapes in my head about “feeling the fear and doing it anyway”, and some crap some motivational speaker said about how if you’re not afraid then you don’t really... Continue Reading →

Can We Talk?

When I first met my eventual husband, I was a strangely naive 28 year old career woman.  I truly believed I knew who I was and what I wanted, and that it was NOT him.  I knew this because I had made a list of ALL of the important characteristics my future mate would possess,... Continue Reading →

Hypnosis Might be Magical…

Hypnosis might be magical, but it's not magic.  It can sure feel that way when the stage is set, the lights go down, and the hypnotist appears:  but the hypnosis began long before the hypnotist takes to the stage.  The assistants are scanning the audience while the hypnosis master is given a grand introduction extolling... Continue Reading →

About NOT Hating My Sister

“I want her to hurt because she made me suffer.”    I caught myself thinking that this morning about a woman I haven't seen or talked to in over 10 years.  We may have grown up in the same house, but we were never the loving sisters I always wished we could have been. Wait... Continue Reading →

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Nothing makes me look at my life with more distorted judgment than when viewing it through the eyes of a friend, especially a friend I haven’t seen in a while.  Recently I reconnected with an old friend who I met in college.  Over the last 30 plus years, she and I have been the best... Continue Reading →

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