In December, Jude’s invitation to her solstice party arrived in my inbox. Bring your word for the year, she beckoned. I tried on several. And then “AWE” dropped in and felt just right. I find it is better if the word finds you versus you finding it. AWE an emotion of wonder inspired by the […]
HEART PONDERINGS … sharing with you the things I keep in my heart
What I have been increasingly aware of as 2019 drew to a close, is how little genuine connection I experience, especially during holidays. Despite the world-wide web which is supposed to connect us in ways that better the world, I experience just the opposite. I dislike opening my email anymore. On New Year’s Eve, I […]
Despite all the healing work I’ve done on myself, a sense of inferiority clings to me and sometimes gets in the way. It is part of the legacy of toxic shame I have not completely shed, not to mention all the cultural messages we get about what it means to be successful. You see, I […]
Holiday time usually means the arrival of an unwelcome guest … chronic sorrow. This normal grief response was first identified among the parents of disabled children. I wasn’t happy to hear that mothers seem to experience an increasing frequency of ups and downs. I’ve written about it before in this blog. Click here to find […]
A surprise encounter on an ordinary day releases a flood of memories and triggers an emotional response.
I have reached the age where many of my contemporaries and I speak of decline, death, legacy, and our responsibility as elders. In this post, I speak as an elder … as one who has gained some wisdom from the challenges life has thrown my way. I am led to this because I have carried […]