Force of Nature

Force of Nature

Once there was a small girl who was born with a special gift; she could sing the creative energy of the Universe. When she sang, all the animals drew near, the deer, the frogs, the beetles and squirrels. Flowers blossomed, leaves unfurled and green tendrils reached...
A Leap Into the Unknown

A Leap Into the Unknown

“It is the worst thing on earth, this truth about how little truth we know. I hate and resent it. And yet it is where new life rises from.” – Ann Lamott It’s as if I’m standing on the edge of a precipice, staring over the edge. What is this VOID I’m about to...
Choice & the Evil Diner Menu

Choice & the Evil Diner Menu

What do you choose when you don’t know what to choose? Choice can be overwhelming. We humans absolutely love the idea of having a bazillion options and the ability to customize things entirely to our liking. But when it comes down to actually making a...
Death of Cynic?

Death of Cynic?

I can be the world’s biggest cynic sometimes. I call myself the “eternal optimist,” and mostly that’s true. But sometimes my mother’s voice rings in my head saying things like… “There is no such thing as happily ever after.” “Life isn’t all fun and games, you know.”...
The Girl Who Couldn’t Cry

The Girl Who Couldn’t Cry

Many years ago I learned not to cry. I was a very emotional little girl. The one who makes the grown ups shake their heads and say, “She’s so sensitive.” People weren’t comfortable when I cried — especially my mother — so I learned to hide it. When my...