So many of us like to have our lives run a certain way. From the smallest thing, like how long we take to get to work, right up to how our most intimate relationships play out. In a million ways, every day, we try to control our lives. We build a house made of rules … Continue reading Out of control
I know that judgement is deeply engrained in all of us, no matter where we are on this big blue ball
When I was a kid, we lived atop my parent’s grocery store, and I could see the fairgrounds from my bedroom window. There stood a tall tower with a red light at the top. For some reason, the only time I ever noticed that light was on Christmas Eve, and I was sure that … Continue reading I believe
Just like Emerald, we are fantastic, just the way we are.
Emerald's Big Discovery I remember when I was a teenager, I wanted to be good enough to make the basketball team. Frankly, I sucked at basketball but my older sisters were both on varsity teams and I was trying to follow their lead. They were pretty and popular, and I tried to be just like … Continue reading Full Circle
I thought about how my coat adventure would have been, say, 10 years ago, and how it was today, and how different those two scenarios are. I thought about how gratitude and self-love and awareness has changed my life. And I decided to write about it.
Emerald's Big Discovery About 2 years ago, I was lying in bed, communing with the universe, when a story showed up in my mind. It wasn't an idea for a story, or a partial, vague story, but a complete story with a beginning, a middle, and an end. A children's story. And sharp cookie that … Continue reading Emerald’s Big Discovery
Let me start by saying that I am not an American but a Canadian with a front row seat to all that has taken place in the last 24 hours.I watched the election, becoming more horrified as the hours went by. I swore at the TV. Went to bed to get away from it, then … Continue reading Division
I've been in a cocoon for a while now, and it's not the first time. In the past, I have fought it. Fought against the waiting and changing. Feared the process. Feared the outcome. What's going on? Why am I so stuck? Now, I recognize the signs. I know that something new is just working it's … Continue reading Cocoon
So lately I’ve noticed something about myself. I realized that, sometimes, I have a hard time just enjoying life for its own sake. Like, just being happy to be alive, with no conditions. I noticed this because I have started to pay closer attention to how my body feels. I’ve been paying attention to my … Continue reading What’s that you say?