Monday, November 26, 2012

Getting it right!

I've spent years trying to figure out where I'm supposed to be, what I'm supposed to be doing ... you know ... desperately seeking a true authentic self.

This would be an awesome blog post if I could shout "Eureka!" with conviction and share all the wonders of my discovery. Alas, that isn't exactly the case ... but I may be getting closer. *shrug* And really, isn't forward momentum an important element in finding our true self? I choose to believe so.

In addition to engaging in fun, intelligent conversations and surrounding myself with words and music and people who genuinely care for me, I've been eating well and walking daily.

There's also an unwanted squatter that I've been trying to evict ... my inner masochist. Maybe you have one of these in you as well. That rotten little voice that seems stuck on Repeat as it recalls all that you've done wrong, said wrong, thought of doing wrong, or actually did right, but perceived as being wrong, ad nauseum ... you know what I'm talking about. What a vile entity THAT is! No one -- and I literally mean not one person living or dead -- can beat me up like I can. *shaking my head* It is not a pretty trait ... and not one good thing will ever come of it.

Several months ago I managed to somehow fall into a website that has helped bring things into a more positive perspective and quite often has provided a bit of validation for the things I've been "getting right" all along!

So a shout-out to the creators and contributors at MindBodyGreen! What an inspiring website!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thirteen things I'm grateful for ...
  1. Good health
  2. An eccentric family that drives me crazy, but who are all decent humans I'm proud to call mine
  3. Friends who are always in my corner fighting for me, even when I feel like throwing in the towel
  4. Our growing business
  5. Healthy food in my pantry and refrigerator
  6. Fingerless gloves
  7. A creative mind
  8. Clean water
  9. Technology (specifically IT) -- for better or worse, it has changed the way I live
  10. To have been born in the United States
  11. Daily walks that keep me sane
  12. Words
  13. Laughter

Monday, November 19, 2012


Fun photo shoot.
(Paying homage to one of my favorite songs and videos.)