Tuesday, September 10

Being Afraid and A-frayed: The Answer 9/10/19

The Giant Dipper in Santa Cruz, California.
The Rollercoaster is just about to plunge. 
    The other morn-ing, two parts wrestled within me.

    My emotions, and reason.  Does that happen to you?  My feelings were supported that afternoon.  This birthed serenity---clarity of mind---and an afternoon

Monday, July 22

Keeping Ourselves Free From Emotional Vampires.............. 7/22/19

     There's a fellow that when I see him, I get the creeps.  I feel like the little boy in the movie, "Sixth Sense."  I ask, "Does anyone notice the death surrounding him?"

     "Am I crazy?  Is it just me?" I wonder.

     No, it isn't.  His

Monday, July 8

Being Gentle Towards Ourselves, Free from Negative Mental Chatter 7/8/19

      I am grateful for being gentle towards myself  when making mistakes.  I had a one yesterday. I sent an intense text mes-sage to the wrong person.  Oops!

      Patience towards

Friday, June 28

A Son's Comfort 6/28/19

     Jim was shocked.

     Will, his Father-in-law died. Closer to him than Jim's dad, he was, for more than twenty years.  To-wards the end, weekly, the eighty-year-old man, prop-ped up with pillows, in his king-sized bed, spent an hour-and-a-half with Jim. Usual-

Tuesday, June 4

Slaying the Dragon of Fear............... 6/4/19

      Saturday was amazing.  It ended even better.

      Several friends and I gathered.  There was a cross-pollination.  Friends of mine who did not know one an-other met, enjoying each other's company.

       A male friend with a

Saturday, May 25

The Feedback Formula.......... 5/25/19

     How are you?

     I am happy show-ing up, here at the inn.  Presently, I am sidetracked by life's circumstances, worn out by what hap-pened recently.

     I am staying in the solution.  I will not be drained by focusing on the problem.  Tap on the link, if you want to know about my recent challenges.

     I am leaving a helpful tool, one shared with clients.  It's the Feed-back  Formula.
      Here's how it goes: when someone troubles us, it helps expressing our con-cerns.  This formu-la lets others know what we will do if the prob-lem persists. I

Sunday, May 12

A Tribute to a Special Woman, Revised, 2nd Edition............ 5/12/19

     Good evening, and Happy Mother's Day!

     A special thanks to all moms. Your work is unending.  Often your efforts are not appreci-ated.             

    Thank you,  for your role.  Your children are safe, and sane, be-

Wednesday, May 8

Life's Detour, And How..................... 5/8/19

    Bad news.

    I'm surprised. I'm not upset.  Maybe, that will happen later.

     It's been a lovely time for the past two months. Until now.  Years ago, I'd be
catastrophizing or depressed because of what happened Monday.

    That is not my response now.  I took my roadster to a major tire dealer. To have a tire replaced.

     When I got it back, the engine was destroyed.  Mysteries abound

Saturday, April 27

Checking In With You ....................... 4/27/19

   Life is good, I have been relaxing, experiencing love from others and having great recent memories.

   I have a laptop once again, it was shipped to me last Thursday.  I des-troyed my last one by accident. I poured water on it. Fortu-

Tuesday, March 19

How Are You?

       Hello everyone, how are you?

       You haven't heard from me of late.  I've been resting.  Work drains much from me, physically, emotionally and mentally.

       I have been recharging.  Presently, I'm still wiped out, even though most wouldn't notice. I'm still friendly and pleasant when relating to others, genuinely smiling at all times.

       I am happy with life.  But I am worn out, fatigued.  Dealing with a

Quotes from the Posts

"I'm mindful that our thoughts affect the words we use, our words influence our actions, our actions shape our character and our character determines our destiny."

From "My Character Determines My Destiny." To read it, please click here.

"Progress not perfection, is better than no progress at all, especially when we're trying to rid ourselves from unwelcome dragons that dwell within the closets of our soul."

From, "Still Learning" which, within four days, became the most popular post
written. To read it, please click here.

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its trouble, but it does empty today of its strength"
From the post: "Life Is Not a Correspondence Program." Click here to read it.

"Even though we cannot control our circumstances, we can control how we choose to respond to them."

From, "Handling Stress and Dealing With an Emotional Bully."Click here to read this post.

"Nope, being busy isn't exciting. Boring is good. Because boring is not boring; boring is being healthy, living a balanced life that has serenity"

From: "Do You Know What It Means If You Are Too Busy?" For more, please click here.