Love Languages

Years ago, I read The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman.  Back then, I was skeptical at best.  The concept seemed too simple and a little unrealistic for me.  I took the test and found my top two love languages were Acts of Service and Words of Affirmation.  I filed that information away in the back … More Love Languages

Balancing Anxiety

noun  anx·i·ety  \ aŋ-ˈzī-ə-tē \: an abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physical signs (such as tension, sweating, and increased pulse rate), by doubt concerning the reality and nature of the threat, and by self-doubt about one’s capacity to cope with it I’ve learned a lot about anxiety in the past four years or so.  … More Balancing Anxiety

The Big Fix

Humor is essential to a happy and balanced life. I always dreamed of having three kids.  As an only child, having kids, plural, was important to me.  And as an adoptee, I always wanted to have more than one person in my life with a biological connection.  For those reasons, the thought of getting “spayed” … More The Big Fix

Unmasking Ourselves

“Are you doing ok?” “Oh yes, I’m fine.” I’ve lived in the “I’m fine” zone for a very long time.  For me, “I’m fine” became the proper response.  Not because I was fine, but because I was expected to be fine.  At least, that’s what I thought.  I thought that as a child when we moved and … More Unmasking Ourselves

Learning to Be Free

Have you ever taken the time to read the various definitions of the word freedom?  Most of us have a decent enough sense of the word.  And, unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you’ve heard many arguments for and against symbols of freedom and respect or disrespect as it relates … More Learning to Be Free

The Century Mark

I hopped on the scale this morning and I did a happy dance.  As of today, I’ve lost one. hundred. pounds.  One-zero-zero.  Just over six months ago, that was a mere dream.  A wishful thought.  My doctor cautioned me on setting an overall goal, “the average person will lose about 60-70% of their excess weight.” … More The Century Mark