Power, Anxiety and the Need for Control

Part of the reason I like to hit the snooze button in the morning is the feeling of power over this ?thing?: I?m not starting my day being told what to do. The other reasons are that morning sleep seems so much more satisfying, and my bed is especially cozy then. But...

A Missed Goal Lets the Light Shine

Maybe it was the day after Christmas let down. Maybe I?m just exhausted. Or maybe, I thought, it was something deeper. But for whatever reason, I was crying. I was reading an article on the sports page of the New York Times ? and crying. Really? The article was about...

Believing is Seeing

I was 12 ? well past the age of believing in Santa ? and yet here I was, standing in line to go sit on the big man?s knee with my younger sisters, and to plead my case of being a good girl and deserving that for which I was asking. ?It was because of those...

Where Are YOU On Your To-Do List?

I have a to-do list that spans multiple pages. I have yet to decorate my house for the holidays. I have a vague idea what I am getting people for Christmas. My mind will not stop thinking about all. I. Have. To. DO. I?m going to get some reflexology today. And eat...

Letting Go and Enjoying the Ride

  I wrote this piece way on letting go back in 2005 and the message is just as true today! How will you know until you try? In Gail Blanke?s Book, Between Trapezes, she uses the analogy of a trapeze artist to illustrate the time of transition in one?s life. In...