How to Take a Should Detox

How to Take a Should Detox

I forget the name of the movie, but the scene has stuck in my mind since I was a pre-teen. In the scene, a parental figure holds a dictionary in front of their eager-to-learn child. They ask this boy to flip to the word “can’t.” To the child’s naive surprise, “can’t” has been conveniently cut out of the […]

Heart’s Desires: Are They Promises or Pipe Dreams?

Heart’s Desires: Are They Promises or Pipe Dreams?

Before I was in love You gave me dreams of love Before I had a child You sent a fluttering to my womb Already nostalgic For things yet to come. When I was 9 years old I dreamt that I was in love. It was a feeling dream mostly. I sat on someone’s lap I’d […]

How Do I Feel Grateful When I DON’T?

How Do I Feel Grateful When I DON’T?

Can I be real? Sometimes I’m overwhelmed, anxious and doubting if I’ll ever muster the ever-trending buzz-word, “gratitude” again. Sometimes, giving thanks feels like a pipe dream. The truth is… It’s okay to feel un-grateful. You have needs. When your needs aren’t met, stress and striving overwhelm your gratitude. You have the need to feel […]

How Do I Celebrate the Autumn Equinox?

How Do I Celebrate the Autumn Equinox?

On Friday at 1:20 pm PST, summer will officially end. The fall equinox arrives and so has a time of emotional and physical significance. For centuries the summer was a time of hard work and no play where farmers’ kids began the strenuous task of helping out on the family farm. Summer was sweaty and […]

One Daily Step to Feel More Sane

One Daily Step to Feel More Sane

Last week I celebrated my grandmother’s 101st birthday. The older she gets, the more secret stories she reveals, so I’ve started asking her juicer questions. “Have you ever been arrested?” Shaking her head as if my question bored her, she replied: “Of course!” When you have seen three major world wars, lived through a few […]