The Things I Write...

Thoughts and how-to's for healing your Body, Mind, Heart, and Soul

Confessions of an Anti-Napper

Standing at the kitchen counter, I yawned for the 27th time and thought about making another pot of coffee. (Disclaimer: my coffee is decaf, but I still think of grabbing another cuppa-joe when I’m feeling tired..) I glanced at my to-do list and calendar one more...

One Foot in Front of the Other…

The mantra “Get out of your own way…” has become useful in several areas of my life. When I start to cycle through self-doubt and negative self-talk, I remind myself to get out of my own way. When I start to beat myself up over messes, undone tasks, or missed...

True Love

I’ve written a few pieces in the past few years about true love. These pieces remain unpublished, or as love letters to my hubby, or sometimes half-written thoughts in my journal - but regardless, it’s a subject I turn to often because the words flow so easily. The...

One Day…

“One day…” Words have power. I write an entire chapter in The Healing Compass about how the power of words can shape our view of our lives and the world around us. They have the power to build… and the power to destroy. Those two words: “one day…” never sit well with...

Kudos to Kombucha

  “Um….” the surgical resident paused, with her fingers still poised on the tube that was supposed to be removed from my stomach, “Your body is healing really fast. It looks like it’s adhering itself to this tube we’re supposed to take out. Uh, this might hurt a...

Leaning into Grief…

There are days that grief consumes. It doesn't matter if it's one week, one month, one year, or one decade after you have lost a loved one. There are days where grief takes over. Some are expected - the anniversaries, the strolls down memory lane... and others are...

The Power of Music

I believe music is more powerful than we often give it credit for. Do you have songs that transport you directly to a particular place and time? Songs that bring a memory so vividly to your mind that your heart overflows with emotions of one kind or another? I have...

My Cure For Overwhelm

That right there folks. When I start to recognize the little bubbles of anxiety rising up in my belly and my throat. When I start to feel panic about the size of my to-do list or how many things are left undone. When unnecessary worry starts piling up in my mind Or...