I helped my daughter dress and began to clothe myself. As I stood pulling up my pants I looked at my purse. “That doesn’t seem right…” I thought. I didn’t leave it open like that. Within a second the mother dressing close by to us said, “My wallet is gone”.
Expectations is first in my monthly series of observations surrounding thought forms, words and beliefs that influence the way I am as a parent and partner to my children and husband. In my last post I dove into a realization I had recently: if I truly was to Follow the Joy I need to unpack and discover where certain beliefs and thoughts really come from. If they don't serve a joyful life then I need to let them go and replace them with something that does.
This past month has been an interesting one. Things have been shifting and changing, as they always do, though this past month I’ve felt a deep cavernous yearning I hadn't felt in a while. I wasn’t sure what that meant until a day or so ago. I had an idea pop in my head that had my heart racing, my stomach doing flips and twirls. Excitement overtook me.
My friend died April 6. He wrote me the week prior telling me he was fading. That he was quite ready. He told me he loved me. I never thought a week later he’d be gone. After a year of dealing with post dental trauma from aggressive dental work that had caused a stroke, severe … Continue reading In Honor of Those Who Have Passed
Unconditional Love & Acceptance The last few days have been hard. While missing my mother never goes away the quiet simmering beneath the surface bubbles up and over around holidays, big life events, during quiet solitude. Today while I was showering I caught myself thinking about my mother when I was caring for her just … Continue reading Unconditional Love & Acceptance
I'm not one for ritual or ceremony but I think I may change that. I have this deep yearning for ritual lately, as if I ought to be marking significant moments with sage burning or burning of words and memories perhaps in order to move on from this time period called 2016. I will not … Continue reading New Years Un-resolution
Before I had children I had no idea what being a parent meant. No one explained the details of what is really required of you. No one talks about the challenges you’ll face when you’re exhausted, frustrated and going on your third day of not showering. No one talks about triggers. At least no one … Continue reading Parenting Through Triggers