Spring Blossoming

Re-Discovering My Neighborhood

I'm ashamed to say that, as the years have rolled by, I haven't taken the time to walk around my neighborhood.  Sure, I'm out and about all the time but always in the car to my way out of the neighborhood. One reason is that life simply goes by a lot faster than we think … Continue reading Re-Discovering My Neighborhood

Fear is a Coward

Fear is a Coward

Funny thing I notice about Fear. He’s big and bad and burly while he’s at home lurking in my what-ifs and what-mights. He pokes at my stomach until I’m nauseous. He pounds on my chest until I can’t breathe. He shakes me and rattles me until I’m dizzy. He yells at me until I’ve relived … Continue reading Fear is a Coward

Reinvent

Coronavirus Meets Reinvention

I had already been on a course of self-discovery with the purpose of figuring out what I'm going to do now.  Recently I turned 60 and since the mid-70s - yes, almost 50 years! - I have been doing virtually the same thing:  performing.  Although it might have looked like I was doing a ton … Continue reading Coronavirus Meets Reinvention

anxiety and depression, panic attacks, attacking anxiety and depression

Review: “Attacking Anxiety and Depression”

In my posts Uh Oh, Fear and My No-Medication Journey to Emotional Health and Well-Being, I briefly mentioned a program called Attacking Anxiety and Depression. When I wrote those posts, my assumption was that this program no longer exists, considering I used it 20-or-so years ago. Along with a workbook, it came with cassettes and … Continue reading Review: “Attacking Anxiety and Depression”

Wedding Rings

Turns Out I Really Am Selfish

The only other truly significant boyfriend I ever had, decades ago - who has had an enormous impact on my life - once told me that I am selfish.  I don't remember my age at the time - I was 16 or 17 perhaps - but I never forgot that.  For some years, I didn't … Continue reading Turns Out I Really Am Selfish