Teaching our kids to be vulnerable is tough. To a teenager, being vulnerable means opening yourself up to judgment, ridicule or even bullying. And if there is one thing that seems to be common amongst teens, it is the great need to feel accepted. But as an adult, well into my forties, I still … [Read more...]
Exercise, I Hate You.
It's no secret. I've never enjoyed you in the classic sense, Exercise. And it's not me - it's you. Some people are of the idea that there's a gain with pain. When it comes to just about all things, my motto is: No pain? No pain. I much prefer pleasure. I'm a bit of a hedonist, you know. *sips … [Read more...]
words for wednesday-what hurts you makes you stronger
A friend was over for dinner Friday night. He told me that a doctor friend of his said "if you are over 50 and nothing hurts, you are dead" Nothing hurts me. I will be 50 in two seasons from now. Maybe I am dead. (Is this heaven or hell?) It got me thinking about physical strength and how we … [Read more...]
My New Wheels
Have I ever mentioned how I don't drive? Yes, well...Last week while at the store, during the crazy heat wave we had, I had about forty minutes left on my own to get a few grocery items before picking up Madame from school. The term was ending, and I needed provisions for the pre-school … [Read more...]
I tiptoe through my day.Afraid to ask.Afraid to know.It is my constant. The weight of it.I won't think.I won't plan.There are no answers. My heart suffocates.I ache.I fear.It is unthinkable. I pull myself up.I hope.I love.I get strength from you. … [Read more...]