Category Archives: Musings

Strength … and weakness

I have been in a weak phase of my life, for at least five to seven years now.  I have managed a great deal of strength during certain times: pregnancy/childbirth (he was 9 pounds, okay?), separating, jobs, disrespect, misogyny, etc. … Continue reading

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My battle with Perfectionism

In my overall search for the “answers” in life, I have come to one very uncomfortable conclusion:  I am a perfectionist.  I knew this already, but I did not necessarily understand perfectionism itself.  I sat down with a few books … Continue reading

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The fire inside

I was born with a fire inside. As a child, I was scared a lot. I was afraid of losing love. I can’t explain how it started, but it was there and present throughout my youth. Because of that, the … Continue reading

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Three strikes, I’m out

I had to do three things that I thought were impossible today.  I did not want to do any of them really, but now I have and I am about as raw, beaten, and exhausted as I have ever been. … Continue reading

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Nature, anxiety, wind, and a sore bum

Being in nature is the best medicine one could ask for.  Sitting, walking, running, etc., outdoors and being present in your experience helps you to realize you are a part of a whole, integral and powerful.  Yet, the problems you … Continue reading

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Dandelions

If you are in a slump, or are looking for a reason to smile, the best place to look is an area full of dandelions with children.  There is something magical about dandelions – they are such bright, wondrously yellow … Continue reading

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Love is messy

I am working on some lectures for my upcoming class, but I find myself sitting here and staring at the wall instead, caught in a mess.  It’s hard to put words to all of the mess and have anyone understand … Continue reading

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