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Happy Patience-Giving

November 24, 2015 // 1 Comment

Even in California, we get fall. The day will be a mild and sunny 60 degrees, but still, yellowed leaves blanket the bright green, drought-friendly artificial turf of our [...]

You Don’t Get To Be The Loser | For Here, Please

February 23, 2015 // 7 Comments

What would happen if I don’t have to be the failure, loser, dog? What if pleasing other people doesn’t actually meet my own needs? What if it doesn’t matter what they all think? What if the only thing that matters is what I know, in my heart? [...]

4 Things That Are Not True About Anxiety

February 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

For years, I convinced myself I didn’t really have an anxiety problem because I couldn’t easily pigeonhole it into one of the classic anxiety disorders defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. My attacks weren’t about nothing; they were always about death. I could trigger them myself if I thought about death long enough. They didn’t happen very often or over a specific period of time. [...]

Joyful Meditation | Smell The Flowers

October 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

There are some mornings when the drive through of our neighborhood fast food joint is more like a parking lot. I haven’t been able to figure out why, because there’s no [...]

At The Root Of Things | Homecoming

October 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

  On the road home—though strangers now live there—the tender green hills and pastures called like a living carpet begging to be to stroked.  A giggle escaped my [...]

For Here, Please | Get Down To Get Up

September 15, 2014 // 1 Comment

Mike told me he was going to put up signs around the neighborhood that said, “Missing: My Serenity.” Like the lost pet signs that occasionally appear on telephone poles [...]

The Day I Forgot To Tweet

June 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

It was a darn-near perfect day. There was good company and burgers and badminton. The sun was shining, the air was filled with laughter and music and positive energy. It was [...]

Please Don’t Suck It Up

April 28, 2014 // 5 Comments

Here’s a confession, with a bonus realization: I’m really good at “sucking it up,” and I don’t have to do that. So have I stopped sucking it up?  Not entirely.  [...]
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