What If It Is Your Circus And They Are Your Monkeys?

it is your circus

Because sometimes it IS your circus... It's war. And I've pulled out the big guns - poisonous plants, crushed oyster shells, a rake to remove mulch , metal landscape mesh and mousetraps hidden beneath overturned pots. Because this time, it is my circus and these are my monkeys. Errr...voles, actually. Although I think I'd rather … Continue reading What If It Is Your Circus And They Are Your Monkeys?

How to Create Lasting Change

Transformation requires change both in thoughts and in actions. And change is difficult to initiate and often even more difficult to sustain. The following are some tips and suggestions for creating lasting change in any area of your life: Make your goals specific, actionable and measurable. For example, saying. “I want to be happier,” is … Continue reading How to Create Lasting Change

Edit Your Personal Narrative

Did you ever have one of your English papers passed back filled with red marks; edits and deletions shaping your original script into something more cohesive and descriptive? If you're at all like me, you first reacted with a bit of defensiveness tinged with embarrassment - "I thought the paper was good." But then, upon … Continue reading Edit Your Personal Narrative

Ten Lessons I am Still Learning

I took a break from the work of moving this past Sunday morning to sit on my new screened in porch with Tiger, both of us enjoying the view and the serenity (although I think he appreciated the squirrels more than I). Being able to take that break when there was so much to do … Continue reading Ten Lessons I am Still Learning


He had lost himself.  Somewhere along the way, he no longer knew who he was.  Did the depression come first, leading him astray?  Or did the depression tag along, following the self out the door?  Regardless  of the order, he was left a shell.  Rather than face the void and explore its dark depths, he … Continue reading A(void)