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Face-Off With My Inner Control-Freak

My control-issues come with perks, so why stop? Well, for starters, it’s hard work. Exhausting, really. Especially these days, when almost everything in our world feels so out-of-control. It’s Whack-a-Mole time for all control freaks. We're driven to get - and stay -...

My Supply-Chain of Hope

I know I’ve got lots of company with me, circling in this particular Covid vortex. I want or need to buy something. I’m in the store, online or on the phone trying to purchase ‘whatever’, and I hear the words “it’s unavailable…supply-chain issues”. The pandemic’s...

Lightening Strikes Bring Sudden Self-Awareness

During these summer months, there've been hundreds of lightening-strikes in remote wilderness areas of California. So many fires, I’ve lost count. It feels like Mother Nature is doing some kind of crazy Cleanse. She’s so done with feeling up-to-her-armpits (if she had...

“Get Out of My Head!”

There was a song trending for about a minute: “Get Out of My Head”, by Shane Codd. A fast beat and empowering message about pushing-back against a controlling lover. I streamed it while I was working-out or cleaning the house. Whenever I needed more energy. But lately...

Is Something/Someone Truly a ‘Good Fit’?

I was labeled as a “willful" child. “Stubborn and pig-headed!” as a teenager and young adult. Despite appearances, I was actually super-impressionable. For years I made choices that were better, or more appropriate, for someone else. To this day, I have to practice...