life is messy

Kicked into Mindfulness

Most of the long-term homeless struggle to maintain sanity, while some of them never really had it to begin with, and many of them fall somewhere in the spectrum of genius. My ex-husband’s father was homeless. I met him once in the desert, just outside of Las Vegas. It had been 15 years since anyone had […]

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To my Ginnie Girl

To one of my dearest friends and most honorable of sentient beings, Thank you for being in my life over the past 18 years, but mostly THANK YOU for letting me be your owner for 10 of them. We had a good run, you and I. You have seen more boyfriends and breakups than almost […]

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News Flash: God Made Steve

Yes, this is a little late going up….by a year or so….but who’s counting anyway! After being rear-ended by a UPS semi in July, I am still dealing with the residual pain caused from a herniation in my cervical spine and a concussion because of the severe whiplash.  Concussions do not make for clear thinking […]

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Safe Passage

“Do you give yourself and others safe passage through your mind?”  This question was recently posed in a meditation forum I belong to.  Often times, we do not. I have been thinking a lot lately about the labels we use, not just for things but people as well….stereotypes, to be more specific.  We define most […]

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Do No Harm, But Take No S**t

The more I practice each of the Four Agreements, the more I seem to expect that others will do the same.  The most common pitfall of the ego is to experience brief moments of delusions of grandeur – it gets you into real trouble with reality.  Sometimes, I think that by conducting myself in a […]

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