Why are you stingy with yourselves? Why are you holding back? What are you saving for-for another time? There is no other time. There is only now. Right now.
You have to forgive everyone for everything. You can’t cling onto any blame that you may be using to make sense of the story of your life.
A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it.
The Destiny of Man is to unite, not to divide. If you keep on dividing you end up as a collection of monkeys throwing nuts at each other out of separate trees.
Travel Light, Live Light, Spread the Light, Be the Light. ~ Yogi Bhjan
I cannot believe how much I hated it. I detested this thing that had subtly seized my mind from a very young age and was still today successfully robbing my joy, my choice, and most importantly for me, my freedom. It took me years to not just name this thing but admit to its presence as it would classify my brokenness. Admitting that I had a Food Addiction would mean that I was not that good girl I was… Read More
As I said I am starting the year with a mindful program. I am making myself meditate each day even if only for a few minutes. I add 60 seconds a day. Baby steps. And I am reading spiritual things that are just for me and do not apply to work. I could not go to the gym today due to a turned ankle. I picked up Thich Nhat Hanh’s How To Love with the idea to read one chapter and… Read More
It’s been said that life is best measured in moments and not milestones. The older I get the more I see the truth in that. The more I think about it, the more I begin to treasure pieces of my past. Of course the big events are notated and celebrated throughout the years. We note the wedding anniversaries, the career accomplishments or recognition, the major successes in our chosen fields. Naturally, my sobriety date would certainly apply. I describe it… Read More
On Saturday Paul and I had the honor of speaking at The Caron Foundation’s Alumni and Family Lunch. Caron is a group we love and the work they do in recovery is extraordinary. Without question one of my favorite places to be is in a room full of recovering addicts. There is an element of love, honesty and openness and kindness I never experience in any other parts of my life. An example is Marguerite. Marguerite never met us, yet she arrived… Read More
If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world.” ― Emmet Fox I can hear the groans. Some of you may be off put by the religious overtone of the title. Stay with me. This is a book about empowerment, what Fox identifies as the true teachings of Jesus and not the misinterpretation of most organized religion. Probably a good time to say I’m not dismissing the impact of your church or its… Read More
To write or not to write. That was the question. Tracey and I sometimes point-counterpoint our opinions or feelings following major events. We did so when Phillip Seymour Hoffman died and again when Robin Williams took his own life. We weren’t at odds about anything. We were both devastated by the loss. But, I needed to have my say. I think many times adding my voice has much more to do with my own mental health than anyone else’s. Tracey’s… Read More
Be genuinely interested in everyone you meet and everyone you meet will be genuinely interested in you ― Rasheed Ogunlaru Since the very beginning when the whole G and T world started the idea of having Meetup groups was always on the table. For those of you who don’t know Meetup its an online site that serves the entire country. It’s a way for people with like minded interests to – well – meet up. You can find transgender, sci fi loving, gluten-free, Buddhist,… Read More
I sit here writing this, about to write this, trying to write this and at the same time remain all grateful and trusty while I do it. I am grateful and I trust in many things, but the world now is in a crazy effing place. It’s totally insane if you ask me. I don’t know that the world has been exposed to such demonic behavior since the Holocaust. Well, indeed demonic behavior has been in the world, sadly… Read More
Keep only those things that speak to your heart. Then take the plunge and discard all the rest. By doing this, you can reset your life and embark on a new lifestyle. ~ Marie Kondo I am a neatnik, an OCD everything has a place, can’t leave the house with an unmade bed, sink full of dishes, dirty clothes on the floor person. I can drive people nuts with my overly organizational ways. But I have always believed that… Read More