The Day I Became a Woman

HA! Yeah, no, I'm not about to tell you the heart warming tale of the day I "lost" my virginity - why do we use that particular word, "lost"?  I didn't misplace it, or put it down somewhere and forget where I'd left it.  Hmmm. Anyway, my first sexual encounter was hardly epic enough to … Continue reading The Day I Became a Woman

Going back to my Happy Place

Whew.  I have just about had it with the human race - AGAIN.  We don't seem to learn that hate, in all its various forms, and however ridiculously justified in people's minds, is NOT conducive to our continuation as a species. I'm not about to suggest we join hands, do the "kumbaya" deal and all, … Continue reading Going back to my Happy Place

Since We’re on the Subject

Yes, so...I don't know. Should I or shouldn't I? With all this talk about depression and such, I can't help but to be reminded of my experiences with it. I won't say I'm "cured" but that I have learned how to LIVE with it.  I wonder if adding my story to the already thousands out there … Continue reading Since We’re on the Subject

Divine Intervention (original March 28, 2013)

This originally appeared on my old website. Decided it had some good info in it so I'm re-posting it. 🙂 Enjoy! Do you believe in God? I’m the first to say I believe in a “higher” power but not as it’s represented in most (so called) organized religions.  Too much human tampering and interpretation and using … Continue reading Divine Intervention (original March 28, 2013)

Self diagnosed

I once was prompted to begin therapy after reading a book about a woman who was bi-polar. I so could relate to the writer's story that I just knew I too, was suffering from a bi-polar glitch in my brain. I remember telling the therapist about how I'd come to my diagnosis a few minutes … Continue reading Self diagnosed

Halfway to Nowheresville

Revelations in love and life - Actions speak louder than words. I have not because I DO not. In other words, I have been giving a lot of lip service to my goals, core desired feelings, book marketing, etc.  I'm good at talking but as evidenced by my ever-expanding waist line, my consistently short bank … Continue reading Halfway to Nowheresville

If I believed in Soul Mates

(a bit of fiction based on a whole lot of reality) My husband is over six feet tall, by about two inches or so. Probably weighs about 5 or six pounds over what he’d like to, but is still physically attractive to me – it’s the broad shoulders and muscled arms that get me every … Continue reading If I believed in Soul Mates

Bass Ackwards – still after all these years.

I've never had an easy time of telling when it was time to let something go. I tend to hold on to things way past their expiration date - things like feelings, people who aren't necessarily "good" for me, situations or jobs that are detrimental to my self growth; goals and dreams that I don't … Continue reading Bass Ackwards – still after all these years.

I Love You – Mod One Interlude

I had to take a step back (cliché) today as I realized I've heard those three words A LOT in the last six or so years.  From men.  More specifically from men who had decided they wanted to be in committed relationships with anyone but me, or were married and claimed that their marriages were SO bad, … Continue reading I Love You – Mod One Interlude

Is it really “hard” or is it that I just don’t want to do it?

(Mod One, day six) Today's contemplation - what do I really mean by "this is hard?"  As in difficult to accomplish.  Is it that the task I'm talking about is really difficult for me to do or is it more that I don't want to do it?  Claiming that something is intrinsically problematic or strenuous highlights … Continue reading Is it really “hard” or is it that I just don’t want to do it?