Riding the Waves

Riding the waves, as life evolves and the days of summer pull me along. the rushing of the rapids, threatening to toss me into unknown oblivion. the calm, steady parts, soothe my soul and calm. No matter the rhythm of the current, I sit in my imaginary tube, with my fishing pole. The line slack and quietly hanging in the […]

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Caution: Runaway Mom

I love my kids, my husband and my life. But, I also love the times when I can step away from daily routines and focus on my own interests – with minimal interruptions. So, when I have the opportunity to be a runaway mom, I take it. Wouldn’t you? This is not a childish whim. I don’t vanish with only a note […]

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Lessons Learned From My Parents

Today I am mapping out the week that lies ahead and I hope to get a few moments of to just breathe and decompress. Secretly, I enjoy these undisturbed moments. A time out, of sorts. One of the significant lessons, I learned from my parents. Growing up,  my Mom and Dad had this particular habit of sitting […]

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Conquering Stage Fright

Stage fright is a master of disguise that has been perfected over many centuries of existence. Quite similar to the survival of the cockroach. If not conquered it definitely multiplies and creates an infestation of disappointment. It starts small; an annoying, nagging feeling that churns deep within your gut. Whispering. Pushing. Invading. Until it takes hold of your mind.  Causing you to retreat inside […]

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Simply Being

There are moments when I sit and wonder. Releasing my mind. Allowing it to wander. Pondering questions of  events that occurred a few hours before. Or possibly questions that have been evolving for years. Simply being stubborn. Allowing the past to take up space. Watching trees sway in the breeze, I feel invisible reminders gliding across my skin.  Quickly […]

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Celebrating A Gift In My Life

A birthday is upon us. It’s a day of celebrating. To call the person. To visit. Meet for lunch. To hug and whisper “Happy Birthday” in their ear as you hold them tight. Cake. Ice Cream. Candles blazing. Begging to be blown out. But, what happens once that person is no longer alive? What happens when the […]

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