Putting’ on the Dog

I’ve been sliding downhill a bit this week. When I get overwhelmed at work or life, one of my tendencies is to shut down … hide, isolate and withdraw affection from others. It’s an ENFP trait. My friend Laura and I were talking about it the other day. I’m normally open and energetic, but, when […]

Read More

Monday Blues: Nap-time, Butter and Squirrels

I’m not feeling so well tonight. I felt great this morning. I mean I felt so good I noticed that I was feeling much more clear-headed and energetic for the morning. I’m on a sugar detox again. I’ve still been pretty good about sugar, but my usage has gradually been creeping up into more of […]

Read More

Slip-Sliding in Integrity and Impeccability

I’m having writer’s block. I don’t feel like writing. I feel like what I’m writing about is boring. Most days I’d just rather go to bed than write. They say the way to get through it is to keep writing. So, I’m going to do the best I can to keep using the prompts I […]

Read More

I’ve Decided to Let Myself Fall Apart

  “I am releasing myself of all plans at the moment because I’ve decided to let myself fall apart,” my beautiful friend said. “I support falling apart,” I replied, knowing that when it comes time to fall apart, it is much better to slide into the disintegration and rest than to keep trying to rise […]

Read More

Confronting Brutal, Bloody Fear

I’m not looking forward to today. The boundary I set last week is laying there like a time bomb that could either fizzle to nothing flat or blow up in my face. After a weekend of being supported, I’m in a pretty good place, but if something blows up in my face, I’m going to […]

Read More

Happy Stinkin’ Monday, Y’all!

I had to drag myself out of bed this morning. I needed to go for a run, but I didn’t. I had trouble waking up, and I ended up taking Ashok for an hour walk. It’s good exercise, but I needed to run. To start off my week behind on my exercise schedule is not […]

Read More

Swimming Like Salmon: Honoring Instincts

I drew the Salmon card this morning from my deck of Medicine Cards. I had to laugh because the other day I was flipping through the book – in my post-facebook boredom – and thought it was interesting that I’d never drawn the salmon card. I’ve been using these Medicine Cards on and off for […]

Read More

Embracing my Dark Side .. Black Panther

The last time i posted one of my Medicine Card readings, my friend Jascia asked me which card in the deck is the one I want to draw. I didn’t really know because I haven’t read them all, but my mind immediately went to the last one in the deck, the Black Panther. For some […]

Read More

Paying the Price of Admission: Relationships

I’m a little discombobulated about what I’d like to write about today. I have a couple of of things I’m tossing around but not much feels good. I actually slept until 8 AM this morning, something that is rare for me. It makes me a little lazy when I sleep that late. It’s not like […]

Read More

Taking Moose Medicine: Celebrating Accomplishments

It’s been so nice the last few days. This morning – as in the last couple of days – when I walk outside at 5:15 AM to walk Ashok, I almost feel like a need a jacket. I don’t. It’s like 70 something degrees, but the absence of humidity on my skin makes me feel […]

Read More