Tag Archive | lessons

I choose

Why is it that when I choose a healthy option and empower myself, someone tells me I am deprived or depriving myself??? There is a world of difference between “deprive” ~Adjective Suffering a severe and damaging lack of basic material and cultural benefits. …(of a person) Suffering a lack of a specified benefit that is […]

Levity and perspective

Last night while the little niggles of life gathered, sat on my shoulder and added their combined weight to mine and hauled my spirit down.  I have lived too long, and endured and survived too much of life to not know that the feelings although real at that moment would soon pass. What replaced them […]

Secrets – Resilience , Part 2

“And I say the sacred hoop of my people was one of the many hoops that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all the children ……”  Black Elk 3.  IDENTIFY YOUR CIRCLE OF SUPPORT.One of my most effective tools for survival […]

Secrets – Resilience Part 1.

My recent walk through each moment of life has underscored some secrets.  So here I am attempting to capture some of them and wrap words around them – in case anyone else is seeking signposts. “The remarkable thing is that it is the crowded life that is most easily remembered. A life full of turns, […]

If I should die before I wake…..

It is Sunday, mid-day-ish and as I am cleaning the microwave my mind wandered off on a tangent.  Geni ( almost 16 years old) and I alone live here. IF my time comes and it is just her and I, what will happen to her? What started this was her leisurely awakening.  Sitting on the […]

Peace – another step

Today across my path I saw signs of renewal of old connections and the resurgence of an old old hope. Not mine.  But one I recognise.  And I smiled. It made me grateful I have taken time to look at myself, look back, work through so much and begin to find my way through all […]

New Year Musings.

As New Year’s Eve grows around me, I sit here and I find I cannot remember last New Year’s Eve.  I cannot tell you what I did, where I was, or even who I was with. Geni and Leonnie were with their father the first half of those Christmas holidays so I had no housefull […]