An Unexpected Peace

I surprised myself this morning by waking up feeling dead calm.  Not stressed at all. Not even the slightest hint of anxiety.  I felt healthy and centered.  Wow, this was unexpected. What a gift!  Nearly my first thought upon waking was, what have I done lately to deserve this?  Have I kept a perfect diet?... Continue Reading →

The Upside of Jealousy

Experiencing jealousy is completely normal. Wait, let me say it again, just in case you missed it... Getting jealous is normal. It doesn’t make you bad, or immoral.  It is not proof that you are a terrible person or a terrible friend.

Reasons to Be Cheerful

It takes a little effort for someone like me to remain cheerful.  One thing that works is to consciously acknowledge the things for which I am grateful.  Yes, sometimes this feels about as appealing to me as eating a big ol' pile of brussel sprouts, but it's worth it.

My Storm Story

Everyone’s storm story is different, and hell, I’m home now on the EIGHTH DAY, so I may as well tell you ours. Oh, and I’ll try to throw in a few pictures along the way!

The Gremlin Rides at 5:45

It started at 5:45 this evening.  It began as a tiny whisper. Something about it having been a “stressful” Monday, and how nice a big glass of red would be.   Just one. It nagged at me, as it tried to convince me that one glass of wine was downright healthy.  Perfect with dinner.  A great... Continue Reading →

Honesty Time

Honesty time. After saying I was going to quit red wine, I did a thing that a lot of drinkers do; I decided that one last “hurrah” was ok.  You know, to say a proper goodbye. That opportunity was perfectly presented to me yesterday. My partner, who shall henceforth be known as Mr. Stardust, decided... Continue Reading →

You’re Already Fabulous

I have always loved that meme of the incomparable Patsy Stone. Not sure that she ever actually delivered the line in the picture, but it absolutely suits her character. I think, as we are doubtlessly still being bombarded with messages about how we could and should change, we could all use a little more Patsy.... Continue Reading →

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