Embracing My Inner Phoenix

If I'm going to be completely honest, I feel like I've been stripped down to the brass tacks of who I am as a person, and I am NOT liking the feeling of having to start over from scratch. I mean, I'm 30 years old, for god's sake!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Today, in my 6th year of being a recipient of the nations' gratitude on this lovely day, I am sipping a glass of wine and reflecting on my own list of teachers who have shone their light on my little life and given me some guideposts on how I should strive to be the best teacher I can be.

What is a good guy, anyway?

I have talked with several men who bemoan their own breakups, wondering how they, the "good guy" could have been dumped so heartlessly. Are they really a "good guy?" Or are they just giving themselves the title so they can fuel their victim fire?

Jordyn Woods and Her Scarlet Letter

Since I highly respect Jada Pinkett Smith based on her conversations and the energy she exudes during her show, I tuned in to see how she would handle this controversy. She did not disappoint; I felt that she discussed the matter with Jordyn in a manner that was both sensitive and firm.

The Dark Side of the Moon

I have yet to figure out a way to make myself WANT to wash off the grimy thoughts that cling like leeches to the recesses of my mind when they manifest, and usually just have to wait until they have suckled their fill of my spirit and drop off on their own, sated...until the next time.

“Dark Nostalgia”: A Challenge

From ages 19 to 23, I was married to a drug addict. Add in the year of dating before the whirlwind wedding, and I spent 5 years of my life with this man. This feels extremely weird to write because I have pretty much blocked out that part of my life, and most of the time it feels like I wasted a big part of my early 20's. However, it taught me a LOT, and gave me my best friend (his sister), so it was definitely not all a loss.

Why I don’t Think the Devil Exists

Lately I've been doing a lot of thinking about God and spirituality in general, trying to really pinpoint what I truly believe. This musing on the higher positive power naturally lends itself to contemplation of the darker forces that so often seem to be at work in today's world, and I am starting to lean... Continue Reading →

The Gift that Keeps on Giving

One thing that really shook me was the loss of a friendship that took me by surprise. While I was obviously not perfect, I knew that I had done everything I could to mend my mistake, and at the end of the day, the ball was in her court.  And she chose to drop it deliberately.

Action Trumps Inaction

Today at lunch, I was talking to my coworkers about voting as today is obviously Midterm Election day.  One coworker was cavalier about the day, stating her intentions to skips the polls, while the other subtly yet passionately tried to get her to change her mind. The one coworker who doesn't vote said that she... Continue Reading →

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