Get used to imperfection

The quest for perfection is frustrating and exhausting. And it’s completely unnecessary. I am a recovering perfectionist. It’s only natural that I would be. After all, that’s what I was conditioned for just like many of you were. I learned early on that love, acceptance, and praise all followed perfection. The more perfect, self-sufficient and […]

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Bitterness is poison

As humans, we are social creatures, even if the introvert in me wants to argue that point until the cows come home (which would be a really long time considering I don’t have cows). And as social creatures, being bitter toward another isn’t a natural state for us to be in, yet many of us […]

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It’s been awhile

I’ve been silent awhile… curled up and tucked in to process happenings and events that have taken place in my life over the last couple of years. These are things that I dealt with on some level – even many levels – as they happened, but later found myself still not feeling settled around, and […]

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Be here now – A Word About Mindfulness

Staying present. Mindfulness. Living consciously. Whatever you call the concept, here’s what I’m going to tell you about it… ​First, Dictionary.com defines mindfulness as, “The state or quality of being mindful or aware of something.” It’s hard as heck to do. Especially so for a worry-prone control freak who wants always to be prepared and […]

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Love Isn’t About Having

When I was younger, I was a little obsessed with the “Love Is” characters of the 70s. I remember in elementary school I had this hot pink notebook with the characters on it and it was one of my most prized possessions at the time. I didn’t grow up in a household where love was […]

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