The Pain Project

Pain lingers. It surfaces unexpectedly. It bubbles up to the surface and demands attention. "Damn it! Not again!" It often puts our life on pause; or so we feel. We feel stuck. We become enveloped in the wash of sadness and life feels heavy. "Will this ever leave me the hell alone?" There are so … Continue reading The Pain Project

The Perfect Life

Is there any such thing as the perfect life? Have you ever met anyone that goes through life without stress, insecurities, hurdles and burdens? You have not. I have not. The perfect life (as most people define it) does not exist. Life truly is what you make of it.  It is always a matter of perspective.  … Continue reading The Perfect Life

Monday Motivation

Time to start a new week! What have you changed or added to your daily routine that has made you feel successful? Is there something you have wanted to change or improve about your life? Real change involves consistency and diligence. It requires commitment on a daily basis. Just some food for thought and a … Continue reading Monday Motivation

Managing Expectations In 2 Simple Steps

You expect something is going to happen a certain way and then it doesn't. You expect to hear some special words from someone and then you don't. A scenario or event plays out differently in real life than it did in your head. You are left disappointed. You may be angry. You may feel let … Continue reading Managing Expectations In 2 Simple Steps

Hurricane Melancholy

This weekend, my baby boy will attend his high school prom. What?????  "Say that again slowly."  I say to myself with a deep sigh. I say it again and sit dumbfounded.  Thoughts begin to swirl like a hurricane picking up force in my brain. Another visit from hurricane Melancholy. The storm of sadness that comes to visit me now and again. Two things make this … Continue reading Hurricane Melancholy