Saint Patrick and the Serendipitous Serpentine Writing Desk
Attachment / Challenge / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Gratitude / Relationships / Serendipity

Saint Patrick and the Serendipitous Serpentine Writing Desk

“My tings . . . my TINGS!” an overly emotional Maureen O’Hara exclaimed to a frustrated John Wayne in the classic movie The Quiet Man. Filmed in breathtakingly beautiful Ireland, it is by far my favorite movie to watch not only around Saint Patrick’s Day but anytime of year. In the movie, the characters names … Continue reading

Unresolved Trauma: Like Dying on the Cross
Adversity / Challenge / Denial / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Empathy / Escapism / Facing Reality / Forgiveness / Relationships / Self-Help / We Are Connected

Unresolved Trauma: Like Dying on the Cross

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” After reading a book this week on the sometimes debilitating effects of unresolved trauma on a person’s life, I couldn’t help but make the correlation to what is referred to as Holy Week in the Christian faith. This is the week where Christians around the world … Continue reading

I Do It for Them: Debbie, Harry and Bob
Adaptability / Adversity / Being present / Challenge / Fear / Gratitude / Inspiration from Others / Relationships / Self-Help / Staying Positive / We Are Connected

I Do It for Them: Debbie, Harry and Bob

More than once in a while, I am reminded my personal catastrophes are not so catastrophic. More than once in a while, I am reminded of my friends who died young and can’t weigh in their thoughts on my so-called problems. More than once in a while, I pay these friends my respects and give … Continue reading

Divorce: Prepare for Surgery MASH-Style
Acceptance / Adaptability / Moving On / Relationships / Staying Positive

Divorce: Prepare for Surgery MASH-Style

“Scalpel,” commands the divorce lawyer. “Scalpel,” confirms his paralegal, handing him the knife. “Sponge,” demands the lawyer. “Sponge! Sponge! Sponge! Damn . . . watch out y’all; we have a bleeder.” ——————- Divorce. It cuts like a cold, steel knife. It cuts your life and everyone around you. If you elect surgery, you have been … Continue reading

BASIC NEEDS: Beauty (In the Eye of the Beholder–Do the Neigh Sayers Have It?)
BASIC NEEDS series / Challenge / Gratitude / Love / Nature & Hiking / Relationships / Staying Positive

BASIC NEEDS: Beauty (In the Eye of the Beholder–Do the Neigh Sayers Have It?)

Driving in and out of my neighborhood, I’m humbled by what I get to see each day. High atop a hill, about a dozen horses of varying color and size routinely graze on the green grasses California only sees off season. The hills around here aren’t that tall. They spread uniformly across the horizon like … Continue reading