The Anti-Gift

Have you ever learned something new about yourself that totally shocks you? And at the same time feels like another puzzle piece fell into place? Does it usually happen during the holiday season? Yeah, that happened to me this week. I have always thought of myself as a generous person. I love to give gifts.…Read more The Anti-Gift

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Stitch by Stitch – Pt. 2

I've been a cross stitching fiend for the past thirty days. I'm not sure how or why it's been like this, but I am so excited to finish this project. It amazes me much I've finished so far. This is by far the quickest I've ever done any project. I might even finish it by…Read more Stitch by Stitch – Pt. 2

Riding in the Dinghy Behind the Boat

Have you ever felt like you've missed the boat? Like you have a feeling that you should be paying attention, something is happening or about to happen - something important, something life-altering and you just can't quite figure out what it is. And if you're lucky somewhere down the road you figure out what it…Read more Riding in the Dinghy Behind the Boat

Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall – Ella Fitzgerald

Have you ever bitched about the weather? I bet you have, especially if you live anywhere near Northeast Ohio and have to commute to work. Or tried to have an outdoor event. We had one of those weird winter days yesterday where the temps reached into the 60s and the sun was actually shining. I…Read more Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall – Ella Fitzgerald

‘It is exactly because she does not contend, that nobody can contend with her.’ ― Lao Tzu

One of my favorite Marcus Aurelius quotes is “Choose not to be harmed and you won’t feel harmed. Don’t feel harmed and you haven’t been.” This quote - 'It is exactly because she does not contend, that nobody can contend with her.' - by Lao Tzu, which is part of a larger quote, is a…Read more ‘It is exactly because she does not contend, that nobody can contend with her.’ ― Lao Tzu

Enjoy the Company of Family

I've written several posts about the stress and anxiety that comes with social gatherings for me - for all introverts. It sometimes makes what are supposed to be joyous occasions horrendous nightmares of self-doubt - even when I'm fairly certain I haven't done anything wrong. Being aware of how these situations affect me and that…Read more Enjoy the Company of Family