It's easy to hate change, especially when it barges in frightening and unwanted. Usually, the first instinct is to fight it every step of the way. But if it's serenity you seek, you're only going to get there by accepting the changes you cannot change.
"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." Maya Angelou "Any conversation that starts with “Did I ever tell you that my mother was murdered?” is going to be awkward." Lockey Maisonneuve Yes, murdered. Don't miss Lockey's story, which she shares at Positively Positive. I'll wait here until you get back. [...]
"Reinvention" is a euphemism for a much blunter word that scares many of us. That word is "Change." It's easy to hate change. We cringe, gulp, deny and fight it every step of the way. Rather than accept it as the only true constant in life, we perceive it as foreign and unsettling. "Change" has [...]
Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order. Virginia Wolf I closed out 2012 with 3 Lessons Learned: Finding Peace in the Midst of Tragedy and a bit of depression. Now, I have a wicked cold picked up right after Christmas. Given the pitiful lows of 2012, it seems appropriate, doesn't it? [...]
We do survive every moment, after all, except the last one. John Updike What does surviving every moment teach us? Quite simply, that we are resilient. If you're like me, you've had your share of challenges. Cancer is certainly up there on the list, but it's not the only entry. You've been around the block [...]
The time is finally here! Our daughter is off to college and we're facing yet another "new normal." Because this week has been devoted exclusively to spending time with her, I didn't make time to write a new post. Instead, I thought I'd rerun the piece I wrote last year entitled "What the Last Weekend of [...]