Love or Fear — You Get to Choose Every Time

When I was fifteen years old, one of my friends decided to hate me. I had known her since Kindergarten and we had been close. I’d spent so much time at her house that her family was an extension of my own. Including her pudgy Golden Retriever, Candy-girl, who shared a mutual adoration with me. … Continue reading Love or Fear — You Get to Choose Every Time

Death Lessons: Overcoming the Fear of Death

The only certainty we face is death. Sounds a bit morbid and frightening, but it doesn’t need to be. Let me explain. Death is the ultimate reminder of our mortality. It’s inevitable and mysterious territory, and sometimes, it can strike without warning. We can never really be sure when death will claim us or a … Continue reading Death Lessons: Overcoming the Fear of Death

Life. Death. Love & Connection

“I am covered in skin. No one gets to come in. Pull me out from inside. I am folded and unfolded and unfolding.” - Lyrics from Colorblind by The Counting Crows. We are over-complicators existing beneath self-created blinders. The world keeps turning. Time slips by as we leave our prints upon the days and nights of yesterday. … Continue reading Life. Death. Love & Connection

Love Doesn’t Always Mean Monogamy

And it's not as bad as you think. Think back to your first relationship. Could you have been completely satisfied with remaining with that person forevermore? Could you have faced a lifetime of learning and growing from that first love? What about your second lover … third? While some of us are destined to discover … Continue reading Love Doesn’t Always Mean Monogamy

Where’s the Excitement at?

Everyone else had it nailed. They seemed to be sure of who they were and what they wanted out of life. My friends graduated from school with plans. I graduated with a half-baked idea of umm … hairdressing. I think. That was after notions of becoming a marine biologist or a photographer idled through my … Continue reading Where’s the Excitement at?

The Unreal

“What is real?” “That is real which never changes.” ~  Ancient spiritual avatar from the book Wishes Fulfilled by Wayne Dyer. During a recent conversation with my mother, she asked me what I considered to be materialistic. I felt a slight surge of delight ripple through me as I gazed towards the rolling green ranges … Continue reading The Unreal