Tag Archive: life

“Jill, We Need to Talk.” Norm Willis

You can get to where you want to be from wherever you are—but you must stop spending so much time noticing and talking about what you do not like about where you are. … Continue reading

Riding the Waves of Pain

…to give up all limited thinking, to take each moment into your heart, and to abandon all urges to call anything good or bad, “black” or “white”, right or wrong, enough or not… Continue reading

I Called Bullshit on the System!

If you attend to yourself and seek to come into your presence, you will find exactly the right rhythm for your own life. John O’Donohue ~ Anam Cara   From my last blog… Continue reading

Only One Winner

I keep putting off writing here. It’s not that I don’t have plenty to say, but there is this unrelenting relationship I still engage in with my non-authentic self. My voice in life… Continue reading

I’m a Scuffler. You’re a Scuffler. We’re all Scufflers!

The road to being the most authentic you isn’t always glorious or exciting. For me, the past year of craving this authenticity has also brought with it great turmoil. I have spent much… Continue reading

From Bogus to Authentic: My Awakening Moment

One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice… An excerpt from The Journey by Mary Oliver I realized I wasn’t living the life… Continue reading

Refusing To Live A Predictable Life

I think the reward for conformity is that everyone else likes you except yourself.  Rita Mae Brown The last few years of being a full-time member of a church, I kept coming back… Continue reading

The unpracticed art of “being”

I think people easily forget that we are human-BEINGS. With the pace of people’s lives I see all-around me, I would naturally think we are human-DOINGS. The other day I was getting my hair… Continue reading

Acceptance and Love.

A friend of mine died last month. Jeanne and I spent many hours with him, sitting on our porch drinking coffee and engaging in stimulating conversation. He was an intelligent, yet unkempt man… Continue reading

Give yourself space.

A few months ago I was scrubbing my white hand towels on a washboard outside in the sunshine. (Cause ya’ know sometimes the washing machine just doesn’t cut it:) This is the kind… Continue reading

Life on Utila – Doc Rail

Last night I went out to see the sunset and grab a beer with friends. We settled down just before sunset at SkidRow, a local restaurant/bar. We pulled two tables together and each… Continue reading

Normalcy. Unhappy. Risk.

Have you ever felt like you were on the edge of a cliff and you couldn’t see what was below you? Not literally, but the felling of it. You have butterflies in your… Continue reading

Grief. Vulnerability. Reality.

(This is an excerpt from January 18, 2012 taken from my journal.) Grief. It can come at any moment. You can see a picture or hear a song that reminds you of a… Continue reading

Baby Savanna Grace Allen

There is little more precious than a newborn baby. Savanna Grace Allen was born to my good friends, Sean and Rona Allen last Thursday. Her older brother and 3 sisters absolutely love her… Continue reading

Glimpse into the underwater world

For the first time in many, many sleeps I submerged myself into the underwater world last weekend. It was a beautiful, hot afternoon and my roomy and I decided to put everything else… Continue reading

Little Pip

I was looking through some of the 5,000+ pictures I have taken of only my family over the past 8 years and came upon a few of my youngest niece, Piper Sue Cassidy.… Continue reading

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    I'm a writer, deep thinker and on a quest to BE PRESENT and BE LOVE. I'm an ex-churchgoer. I've lived in 27 different places in my life. I was once an island dweller and I've been a pioneer in a handful of start-up organizations in the USA, Switzerland, and Honduras. Oh and I should add that I am a recovering people-pleaser. I hope to bring humor and thought-provoking ideas to my readers.
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