When I was young, I used to love picking the white feathery stem of the dandelion. I would close my eyes, make a wish as I blew off the feathers. As an adult, I learned that my childish wishes caused more weeds to spread, grow and take over other lawns. When we think of weeds,… Continue reading Grow like weeds
Self-doubt is the killer of most everything in your life. Imagining yourself as weak leads to missed opportunities. I led much of my life in the shadows, desiring not to be seen. I thought that if I brought attention to myself, people would notice the flaws that I saw within myself. It is still difficult… Continue reading Build your Tribe, find the strength within
I had a moment last week when I felt invisible. It took me back to when I was younger, and I wondered why I didn't have many friends. I always thought something was wrong with me. I occasionally still go through the motions of feeling sorry for myself, asking myself what it is about me… Continue reading Regret, not.
I am currently, and slowly, reading Jodi Picoult's A spark of light. If you haven't heard of it, no worries, I won't spoil the story but I will refer to it some throughout this post. We are living in an age of publicly opinionated people. For most, they choose to hide behind their computer screen,… Continue reading Live your free-willed life
Stop. Right. There. If you can, step in front of a mirror, take a look at yourself. A GOOD look at yourself. What do you see? Most people would see this flaw and that flaw. But we are more than our flaws. I have always criticized myself for what I perceived were my weaknesses. This… Continue reading See yourself with new eyes
Why not call life a practice? The mastery of life is something many people try to achieve. Some people think that if they do things in a certain way or order, that life will eventually become easier for them. That is normally not the case. Life is hard and with every new situation, comes new… Continue reading The practice of life.