LADING

self awareness

Open the Jar, The Bell Jar

  I tiptoed around The Bell Jar for years without actually reading the story. With an upcoming new movie being introduced, and with a little time on my hands, I was intrigued to lift the lid, and take a peek. What surprised me the most was how funny author Sylvia Plath was! When she described […]

When Normal is So Much Better than Average

I’ve spent my entire adult life celebrating and embracing being a little different than normal. I hear the off beat of a different drummer, and have grown to love that sound. But recently I rejoiced upon receiving a letter declaring me normal. And, yes, the word “normal” was actually bolded in print, not just in […]

#eyes_forward

Today is a beautiful day — aren’t they all? Today is the day we have, there is no telling what it will bring, and quite a while back I decided that my job is to live it and love it! There are always lessons and examples in life that remind me, often quite beautifully, of […]

Multi-tasking – A Hard Habit to Break!

A little over a year ago I posted about a trip to the spa.   After that relaxing day I promised myself that I would do some kind, self-care ‘thing’ on a regular basis – maybe once a month. Well that hasn’t happened. I find it hard to plan ahead and block out time for […]

Get Real! I will too!

I have just made a mid-year resolution.  I am going to stop saying that I need to get a real job. If there is anyone who knows about jobs, it would be me!  Some of us can’t count as high as the number of jobs that I have had.  A friend told me that I […]

Precious Blood

First of all, a disclaimer:  I am not an altruistic person by nature.  Not that I’m totally selfish.  I mean, I open doors for old ladies.  I begrudgingly let a car coming out of a side street get in front of me, even when I’m in a hurry to do something important, like getting a […]

It’s As Easy As

Finding balance comes in many forms. It can be physical, as well as emotional. Balance is what keeps us in check and enables us to face each day with strength and joy. Balance came to me in the form of a bicycle. I was eight years old and my father was stationed in Viet Nam […]

Because He Said So

Although the calendar still declares another week of winter, our weather has long since transitioned into something more resembling late spring.  I removed the decorative sled from the front porch weeks ago. As winter fades, I take out and revisit one of my favorite, least faded, memories of my father.  In my parents’ home, “Because […]

Young again! Reprieve and Revelation

I’ve experienced a recent reprieve and from there came a revelation about my thinking. I’m generally OK with my current physical state of being. I feel good, no aches and pains or health issues and I have plenty of energy, mental and physical, to keep up most days! One thing has really been wearing me […]

Richness of Life

I’ve always been one of those people that looks up. I just naturally look at the sky. I marvel at the clouds and the palate of colors swirling above me. This is not always a good thing, especially when I’m driving. But recently, I noticed something majestic, hidden in plain sight. At one particularly busy […]

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