For This Father’s Day

Today is Father's Day. And I'm fully aware that next year's Father's Day just might be a lot different than this year's Father's Day. Just like this year's Father's Day is much different than last year's. But this year, I'm taking the time, and focusing my energy, to appreciate my father. My dad. His health…

Please Read This to Her

I'm Still Here There is this beautiful thing that you do Well, it's one of the millions of beautiful things that you do   Like a meteor shower streaking across a star-packed sky Or a Tiger Lily waving above a field of wildflowers   There's this thing that you do That shakes your life so…

I’m Trying… Really

It was a bit of a rough weekend. And this week might get a little rough too. Saturday night I didn’t sleep much after going around a bit with my 17-year-old. I was woken up at about 11:30 (after sleeping for like 30 minutes) and then the circus began for about an hour and I…

One Year Since Heartbreak

Sometimes I hate trying to come-up with a blog title, or even a blog topic for that matter. Today marks exactly one year since Wildflower broke-up with me. So, I wanted to write about how far I've come over the last year. But I also want to give advice about how I overcame heartbreak. But…

So… I Was on This Podcast….

Today, I'm taking a break from my Ted Talk Thursday to announce I was on a podcast that was just published today. The overall theme of the show is the same as all the Ted Talks I've been showing. And my specific episode is too. My friend, Victoria, has this podcast that's pretty cool. A…

Embracing Weakness and Loving Myself

I'm a bit of a mess right now. But I kinda like it. I really do. And a year ago I was an absolute mess. And I hated it. I really did. A year ago I was judging myself harshly for being a mess. In fact, I've always done that. I've always told myself the…

Hope for the Heartbroken

At some point, probably very soon, there's a post coming about specific things I've found to help with heartbreak. Some of them take less than a minute, some take  several minutes, and some take months. All of them work. But, sadly, none of them are magic (just wave a wand and everything is suddenly better).…

TTT: For the Heartbroken, How to Find True Love

For this week's Ted Talk Thursday (TTT), I decided to go with the video of Tracy McMillan. This fits right in with my recent themes of heartbreak and focusing on myself. And the point she makes in the video is absolutely true. The key to finding true love, the key to finally getting over a…

When Things Go Sideways

I have to admit, when things start to go sideways - when something horrible starts to happen - I always try to stop the skid. I try everything and I hold on tight while I get spun round and round. I stay until the accident is completely over. Put another way... When the shit hits…