I wrote this blog for a friend who was newly single a couple of years ago. I watched as she navigated her break-up with her significant other. I supported her as she went through the initial stages of grief .. anger .. bargaining .. denial … depression … acceptance. I let her talk … and cry
Last week, my friend Teri texted me about going out with her and some of her friends. “There’s a guy involved,” she said. I’m game! I’m always up for supporting girlfriends on a manhunt! Besides, I’m crazy about Teri, so I was positive I’d meet some great new friends. Believe it or not, I am
I don’t think it’s anything profound to say that men and women think very differently. So, I won’t say it. There are a variety of reasons that we do. If I can think of the brain as one of the organs in my body, I realize that it’s impacted by all kinds of “physical” things.
I was reading through Freshly Pressed today to see what other bloggers are writing about, and I found a fellow blogger who posted about online dating. I was laughing reading it, and I realized that I haven’t written my online dating blog yet. I’ve written on The Balding of the Beaver (yes, that beaver), emotional
We had a newcomer in our Al-Anon meeting this week. She was in tears, and I so remembered that first day I walked into my first Al-Anon meeting. I was in so much pain. I was afraid. The only thing I could do was cry. I was so overwhelmed with my life, and what I
Last year, my girlfriend, mentor, running coach and fellow blogger Jessica set a goal to run 1000 miles in 2012. She made it on December 16. I never thought of setting a goal like that on mileage. I’m not sure where she got the idea, but my friend Gretchen who is just starting to run
Gretchen, a new friend of mine is starting to run again. She posted on Facebook that she was looking for a running coach, preferably male, because they have been the ones that have pushed her the most in the past. We talked on the phone yesterday, and she said she was blown away that she
When I was in Costa Rica, I wrote about the surfer boys. And, truthfully, they were worth writing about. OMG…they were beautiful. But, I really need to write about the girls..women…goddesses.…on that trip. It was a Women’s Quest, after all. It was all about us and exploring what it is like to be women among
A friend of mine and fellow blogger, Jessica Sprenkel, approached me with the idea that she write a letter to her 51 year old self for my blog audience. She is 25. I thought it was a great idea and thought it would be a great twist to write one to my 25 year old
I didn’t sleep well last night. I’m leaving Costa Rica today. My Women’s Quest retreat is finished. Well, I still have a few cups of coffee to drink, some goodbyes to say and some tears to shed. I know from my retreat in March, I will be processing my insights from this trip for awhile.