Expectations

Expectations versus reality… When the difference between those two is the size of the Grand Canyon, upset can occur.   In that moment I can feel my heart drop, my temperature rise, and depending on the situation, either the tears start coming or a rush of angry...

Acceptance

Acceptance… a word, for me that would often show up like a daunting sound too far away for me to clearly understand, let alone grasp and incorporate.   Acceptance… a way of being with self-compassion I am often tested on.   I have been skilled at dancing around the...

Sleeping Soundly

Summer Solstice… the longest day of the year, which of course, means the shortest night.  Seriously, can the nights get shorter?  So many times my sleep was distrurbed by any number of things, as if the sandman had completely forgotten my address or was testing my...

Self-Talk

Anyone who knows me knows I have a loud voice.  And by “loud” I mean several things.  I like being in leadership roles.  I enjoy public speaking.  My voice carries well in a crowded room. When my boundaries are clear I have no problem standing firm with them (which is...