1) There is no wrong way to do this. (Unless you are miserable, that’s pretty much the wrong direction.)2) Sometimes doing hard things is just hard and it doesn’t get easier. 3) The heart truly keeps going even when you are scared.4) Understanding yourself is a skill that must be practiced. 5) Good, loving, connected sex is… Continue reading 32 things I learned this year
Category: A Hope Chest of Light Keeping
This is my lighthouse journey, my place of bright things.
Delights that make me blush, moments of bliss, holding myself accountable to find the very thing I know I deserve and how to hold it sacred till it’s really here.
Across the water
I want to talk about pausing. I want to talk about what it feels like to wake up and fall back asleep because you have the whole day to fill. I want to talk about how the light changes with the hours, with the seasons. I want to talk about hearts, how it seems so… Continue reading Across the water
On Self love-today
Hm. Well. Let me tell you:I read a whole book today. I took a bath, I refilled the water when it got cold. I did a face mask at the same time. I reached out to my friends and did my work out.I got at least 50 ounces of water in my body. And 10,000… Continue reading On Self love-today
This year, I lost my ability to read novels the way I use to. I would devour words hungrily without stopping since...well, always. But 2019 wrang me out like a facecloth. It changed the way I move in the world. I moved further away from being able to sit still and give in to a… Continue reading In flux
Before I knew
When I think about love... I think about how I would feel on Sunday mornings at 11:00am.Well rested and aware of a whole day stretching before me like an endless road. I think about the sound of my mother laughing in the kitchen on the phone or my father throwing my sister in the pool-her limbs akimbo… Continue reading Before I knew
Spring Semester advice
Take a breath, a really big one and enjoy it. Go ahead and roll your shoulders back and drop them into place. They don’t belong at your ears. Trust me. Root your feet into the ground, balance comes from building things correctly, not swiftly. It’s ok if you need to get water, in fact everyone should get some more… Continue reading Spring Semester advice
The Stories we Tell
I don't need to write it here to remember that this semester was hard. But there, now it is written. And as I am nearing the end, I find myself counting the blessings of the days.Two cards today from students who both said thank you.And I may never get another, but this will be enough.The… Continue reading The Stories we Tell
Outside my window, in the tree across the street, a bundle of leaves sways unevenly in the December wind. Bunched together, shriveled and unhappily alone on the otherwise bare branch they are forgotten and victim to the elements. In happier days they were bright green, now they simply are gray-brown and dry. Hearts are not… Continue reading December query