Catching the Act in the 4th

My family of origin was much like any other family. We had our good parts, crazy parts, parts no one discussed and all the rest. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out my environment, thinking if I could "get to the bottom of things", that I could make sense of it all… Continue reading Catching the Act in the 4th

Anger, the God-sized emotion.

When I was in high school, one of my good friends drove my car for lunch down to the local hamburger joint and back, but failed to return my keys to me after school. He then left with my keys and my car, with his heap left in the school parking lot, the keys on… Continue reading Anger, the God-sized emotion.

Digging out the root

A beautiful morning, and I am purposefully shutting off the boob tube and getting out my laptop to get some thoughts out that started to germinate as I washed up this morning. For myself, recovery serves the purpose of helping me avoid bitterness. Why is dealing with bitterness so important? You may know of friends… Continue reading Digging out the root

A little help…

Sunny and beautiful. Still considering my entire schedule today, and how productive I feel today. I am giving the gym a break after my grueling workout yesterday...my bones feel kinda joggly. I continue to look for work, and continue to receive emails telling me that they are not interested in pursuing me for the position.… Continue reading A little help…

Gratitude and Release…

Cloudy, colder, November has set in. The song goes "I'm no longer a slave to fear, for I am a child of God...". This is running through my head during my prayer and mediation time this morning as I sit, pen in hand but not much coming up. In the recovery group I am a… Continue reading Gratitude and Release…

Caring for myself…

Tonight we may have our first frost of the season. I could feel it in the air as I got out of the car to come inside. The air was sharp and crisp. The moon, on the wane, hung low and yellow in the dark sky. Yup, I think it will be a frosty night… Continue reading Caring for myself…

The Next Right Thing…

It was so sunny and warm yesterday, and cloudy and cooler today. I am feeling a bit like I need a push of some sort to get me going, so I trundled off to the gym before breakfast to pedal away and read up on the news. Some days I really don't like being an… Continue reading The Next Right Thing…

Willing faithfulness

It was so warm today. Unseasonably so. But, again, I am not complaining, because it means our heating bill stays low, and I don't have to wear gloves (yet). Right now, I am in the midst in my first online movie "binge", watching several episodes of a historically-based miniseries where the main character has lost… Continue reading Willing faithfulness

Friday’s Bridge…

I got up and felt much better. ┬áThe sun is shining and I am hoping to hit the gym. I do need to tend to my little plants outside, while the temperatures are still mild enough to keep them above ground. It is a mild autumn for certain. Not really complaining either. Spent time this… Continue reading Friday’s Bridge…

Healing isn’t Free

It's a quiet evening here at home. October is slowly rolling toward it's end, and the nights are a little cooler, the mornings a little mistier. I am working hard at not becoming a bit melancholy as I am known to do around this time of year. A couple years ago, I had the sad… Continue reading Healing isn’t Free