What It Is Wednesday: Am I Happy? Content?

I’m still mulling over what I’m taking as a compliment, though I’m not sure if it was meant that way. I seldom am shown how other people view me, unless it’s the rumor mill and…

What It Is Wednesday: Nervous Wiccans

Question for my pagan/heathen/shaman/hippie/woo-woo friends in particular as well as their friends:  Over the last couple of years, I’ve found myself expanding on my spirituality, in some cases doubling back to a different understanding of…

What It Is Wednesday: Lack of Touch

When was the last time you touched or were touched? Gonna get close to the bone here, but I know my single female friends will appreciate it. There’s an article making the rounds called “Being…

What It Is Wednesday: Is Texting Destroying Us?

I’m one of those people who uses my smart phone for just about everything except making phone calls. It’s been that way ever since the first additional features on our phones beyond calling:   texting,…

What It Is Wednesday: Dating Sucks

  “Dating sucks!” The guy in front of me stopped and yelled at both everyone and no one in particular as I was starting my sunrise miles. The woman with him–a relative, maybe a sister?–shushed…

What It Is Wednesday: Who Ya Gonna Call?

  I have a gift. Apparently. Here’s how it almost always plays out, whether you are an intern, an acquaintance, a co-worker, a leader in my organization, a best friend, a neighbor, a man I’d…

What It Is Wednesday: Cutting in Line

  “What’s wrong with people,” I wondered as I was trying on shoes in a store over in Destin, “that they get so dug into their positions and can’t seem to see what’s obvious to…

What It Is Wednesday: Givers and Takers

  It’s my nature to be a Giver.  I can’t change that. I’ve tried–short spats of disillusioned refusal to give one more inch, in an effort to draw boundaries and protect myself from giving too…

What It Is Wednesday: The Truth Will Set You Free

        FB Memories are often a good memory jogger for me. The photo below was 6 weeks into my first “100happydays” experiment of looking for those joyous little moments in life. Though…

What It Is Wednesday: No Light at the End of the Tunnel

We like to assure the downtrodden, the sick, and the grieving that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  But wait…are we so sure? I’ve known (and have written about) the long,…