No Stranger

No Stranger

  My old friend sat across from me waiting for me to finish my rant with infinite patience. Sitting on her plush beige chesterfield, I had my legs tucked up and underneath me; I was cold. The warm coffee mug in my hands was a blessing. “So how can I forgive...
Acknowledge, Feel, Surrender, Repeat.

Acknowledge, Feel, Surrender, Repeat.

“You have to remember you’re still grieving,” she said as she filled my teacup with the blessed amber liquid. “You’re not in your right mind and it could be months still before you are again for any good period of time.” I brought...
Happiness Is

Happiness Is

My ideas of happiness are small. I base them on my tiny experiences within my little world of trying to please all the people around me. I think I know what’s best for me, but, alas, most of the time I don’t have a clue. The things that I think will make...
The Call for Love

The Call for Love

I’ve never been to Boston. I’ve never seen its sights, soaked in the history, walked its streets. I’ve always wanted to, but haven’t yet. And hearing the news yesterday didn’t make me want to stay away, it made me sad, but it didn’t...
Calm Came Back

Calm Came Back

The calm is coming back… I had been tense, on edge, impatient. I had peace too long I think. And when you have peace too long, it can be tempting to let the darkness creep back. Just to see. Just to see if it’s still there. Well, it is as long as I believe...
Just for Today

Just for Today

Just for today I will commit to FUN…to laughter, to turning my face to the sun. Just for today I will let go…I will breathe deeply, allow and flow. Just for today I will see love in all…in the grace of a moment, the rise and the fall. Just for today...
What Makes a Writer?

What Makes a Writer?

I have no freaking clue. That’s why I’m asking you. Anyway, I’m asking because there are times I feel like I’m playing make-believe. And at some level I know that I am. From A Course in Miracles perspective it’s all make-believe, but...
Free, Regardless

Free, Regardless

There is this natural drive within me to be successful.  I want it.  I want to make money at what I love.  I want my work to reach millions, to help people, to uplift them. Or do I? I do, but there’s an underlying ego thing…kind of like a virus.  It wants...
What I Really Want

What I Really Want

It all comes down to this: I want to be peaceful.  And from this there is no turning back.  I cannot say that I want success, romantic love, wealth or notoriety without feeling that nudge within that says “Really?  Is that what you really want?”  No.  I...
Peace is My Trampoline

Peace is My Trampoline

I spend so much time in the air, grasping at clouds, ducking from rain.  I forget: Peace is my trampoline. I focus on the bounce and not the solid surface below on which I land, every time.  Without fail….every time. There is nothing except that which lies...