Reflection

Seeing the total adoration in J5’s eyes while he plays video games with J4. A quiet clean home Time in the evening to work on genealogy.

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Random thoughts this evening: Boundaries are essential to health. Know them. Establish them. Protect them. They make life so much better. Intuitive Eating. A new pursuit with nothing to report except I’m well on my way to figuring out what I like and don’t. And the simple act of blogging about it is a trigger

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Devotion is the motion for a world that makes sense. – Jennifer Louden So, what am I devoted to? At first thought, I would say I am devoted to my family. I will probably spend some time ruminating on that today, though, before I land on that for certain. Devotion DFN -love, loyalty, or enthusiasm

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I recently took a personality test for work and the results really didn’t surprise me: Lower scores in Dominance and Extroversion, higher scores in Patience and Conformity. Conformity can be a strength in areas like Accounting where close attention to detail, and adherence to rules, are what keep things working smoothly. Where this can be

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There was an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation that I have always loved, “The Perfect Mate”. The Enterprise is unwittingly used to present a unique gift to an alien race: a beautiful empath whose sole purpose is to please her mate. Problems arise when coming out of stasis early in the voyage she

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Over the past few months, I have been struggling. Not that struggling is new to me. I wrangle life inside my head long before I live it outside. I’ve also been reading: books, blogs, tweets, and of course, FB. I’m hearing a bit of a theme. The changes I need to make in my life

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Sometimes, when I read a book, I find a passage that makes me want to scream YES YES YES YES!!! That’s it EXACTLY!! I can’t underline or highlight it enough. That happened today, so I am going to share it here too. It’s from the book “Codependent No More” by Melody Beattie. “…I became so

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I have hit a bit of a crisis time in my life. No, there hasn’t been any huge trauma. I’ve just hit a point where my ability to filter out the noise is too low. I’m feeling way too vulnerable and fearful to willingly place myself into the sewer flow of the stream of consciousness

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I have spent way too much of my life being uptight. Worrying constantly about how what I do or say, or don’t do, or don’t say, affects the way others think about me. It’s like I offered out these bits of my soul, and tried to package them attractively in the hopes that the approval

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Some things about me: I hate fake chit chat, it exhausts me I enjoy being alone I listen a lot I DO talk, and sometimes can prattle when it’s a topic I’m excited about I love to write (mostly in my journal, but working on blogging more, to exercise my writing voice) Just because I