The more we elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate. J. B. Priestley Let me start with this, I’m a lover of flowery prose and H.P. Lovecraft!! But when I’m being spoken to audibly, (especially when being given direction) I can not sit through the bullsh*t. I laugh writing this, because I loveContinue reading “Communication”

Waiting Period

If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor. ¬†Eleanor Roosevelt I have this behavior where if there’s an event/appointment coming up, I can’t do much of anything until it comes. It can feel exhausting sometimes. Fortunately, the day has finally arrived so now I can stop waiting. My lifeContinue reading “Waiting Period”

New Possibilities

In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves. Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn Having my first daughter made me realize how strong I was and having the second baby made me realize how I was too hard on myself. What’s great is both times that myContinue reading “New Possibilities”

The Positive Thinker Sees

“The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.” Winston Churchill It’s not always easy but keeping your mind on good things really helps you maintain your composure in the midst of tough situations. I don’t mean passivity. I mean stepping into a complex situation and being able to manage itContinue reading “The Positive Thinker Sees”

Stranger than Fiction

Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t. Mark Twain Our family vacation has bloomed into something like a dream. I’m open to things getting better and better and so grateful for how things have come along so far. I’m excited to have this safeContinue reading “Stranger than Fiction”


Life is wide, limitless. There is no border, no frontier. Bruce Lee One of the affirmations that works for me when I’m battling judgy thoughts is, “I am an infinite and evolving being.” Sometimes I feel mindsets come on that are outside of my typical thought pattern. They are usually aggressive and belittling. They makeContinue reading “Limitless”

Fetishizing Masterpieces

Know your literary tradition, savor it, steal from it, but when you sit down to write, forget about worshiping greatness and fetishizing masterpieces. Allegra Goodman What a great way to take the pressure off. I try my best not to let the greats dictate my writing choices but there are many times I get soContinue reading “Fetishizing Masterpieces”