Compass Recalibration

moral compass (n): used in reference to a person’s ability to judge what is right and wrong and act accordingly It is important throughout life to frequently recalibrate our internal moral compasses. Sometimes major events can trigger this recalibration. In other cases, the accumulation of information will trigger it as we connect the dots and…

Tattoo Unraveling

Here’s the thing about grief- if you are living with it, you’ll know this, if you aren’t then you’ll understand this later- it’s a messy, chaos of emotions. The time between grief meltdowns are ebbing and flowing further apart but when that wave hits, oh man does it hit hard. Now, there’s the daily undercurrent…

Tinderella

I’ve wanted to be many things throughout my life and it changes as I grow. Olympic gymnast, figure skater, neurologist, pediatrician, elementary school teacher, naturopathic doctor, business owner. I’ve dabbled a bit in each of those but the one that’s missing, that’s been there all along is writer. Ever since I learned to read, I’ve…

Fork in the Road

“So, as we reach the fork in the road today, let us fearlessly follow the voice of intuition. The Bible calls it ‘the still small voice.’” -Florence Scovel Shinn- Here I am again, at a fork in the road, deciding the fate of a cat I adopted and took complete responsibility for. Or am I?…

I Got You

Sunday, April 23rd I woke up early this morning after dreaming of my Mom. I was at my childhood home with my Uncle Chuck washing dishes when I saw her outside sobbing. I immediately ran outside and sat on the ground with her and asked why she was crying. She replied that she sees my sadness…

Lost Duckling

My heart is broken in a million ways, You left this world yet I must stay. I feel alone, abandoned, and lost above all, No longer having a Mom to pick up the phone and call.   Swimming in this cold, vast pond, Shouting Where Are You? Why Did You Leave Me Behind? Forever severing…

You Are My Sunshine

Valentine’s day. A day singles have come to dread, and possibly couples too. Lucky for me, a friend’s birthday is Valentine’s day so I am happy to celebrate his day instead. This year, I was visiting an Aunt and cousins I did not know growing up because of family squabbling. Due to a near tragic…

Frown Lines or Life Lines?

Ever notice someone with deep “frown” lines? Perhaps a stranger, a family member or even yourself. I used to assume those lines belonged to very angry individuals or those who never smile. Until the day I noticed my own. At first I did not pay much mind thinking maybe I slept weird on my face leaving…