This and That

Christmas Challenge

This is something that has been on my mind the past several years. Yes, Christmas is fast approaching. There’s a reason they call it the “silly season” for a reason. So many people get so stressed out, both time wise and financially. Why is there so much emphasis on...

Sexual Wellness, This and That

Acceptance

This is a subject that I hadn’t really thought that much about until recently. Perhaps because I just took it for granted but there are so many people who do not.   What do I mean by acceptance? It’s multi faceted.   Most importantly there’s acceptance of...

This and That

Gratitude and Growth

  Last weekend was Thanksgiving and although we didn’t have a big family gathering, I did take some time to recharge. The past couple of weeks have been unbelievably transformative for me and for that I am incredibly grateful. I’ve questioned so much about myself...

This and That

On loss, vulnerability and expectations

Last Thursday marked the 9th anniversary of my mom’s death. She had a tough last few years and although I’m not one to give into feelings of guilt, this one was hard to dismiss. I felt like I had abandoned her somewhat at the nursing home. I went to see her regularly...

This and That

Gratitude

It’s something that not everyone is conscious about and even those of us who are, don’t always express it or are evenly consciously aware of it all the time. It’s gratitude.   A while back, I was keeping a gratitude journal. It was just a book to keep my thoughts...

This and That

On proposals and getting what you ask for.

  When people ask how long I’ve been married I say “20 years”. They’re caught off guard when I say something to the effect of “when he said yes” when referring to the proposal. Yes … I proposed to my husband. The story goes like this ….   We had been...

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Christmas Challenge

This is something that has been on my mind the past several years. Yes, Christmas is fast approaching. There’s a reason they call it the “silly season” for a reason. So many people get so stressed out, both time wise and financially. Why is there so much emphasis on...

Acceptance

This is a subject that I hadn’t really thought that much about until recently. Perhaps because I just took it for granted but there are so many people who do not.   What do I mean by acceptance? It’s multi faceted.   Most importantly there’s acceptance of...

Gratitude and Growth

  Last weekend was Thanksgiving and although we didn’t have a big family gathering, I did take some time to recharge. The past couple of weeks have been unbelievably transformative for me and for that I am incredibly grateful. I’ve questioned so much about myself...

On loss, vulnerability and expectations

Last Thursday marked the 9th anniversary of my mom’s death. She had a tough last few years and although I’m not one to give into feelings of guilt, this one was hard to dismiss. I felt like I had abandoned her somewhat at the nursing home. I went to see her regularly...

Gratitude

It’s something that not everyone is conscious about and even those of us who are, don’t always express it or are evenly consciously aware of it all the time. It’s gratitude.   A while back, I was keeping a gratitude journal. It was just a book to keep my thoughts...

On proposals and getting what you ask for.

  When people ask how long I’ve been married I say “20 years”. They’re caught off guard when I say something to the effect of “when he said yes” when referring to the proposal. Yes … I proposed to my husband. The story goes like this ….   We had been...