“If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.”
Have you ever been envious? Not jealous, which is the fear of losing something of yours to som... Read more
Healthy Boundaries and Doormat Avoidance
Healthy boundaries- what are they? How does one go about creating and enforcing them without offending? Are the rules different when referencing clingy children?
These questions are stoking the fires of my brain cells and keeping me awake ... Read more
I have stood, humbly, at my post, for nearly 6 long, trying weeks. Note: I originally typo'ed this line, incorrectly stating the duration as, "months," rather than, "weeks." So, there you go subconscious. You win.
I came. I sauteed and st... Read more
Summoning the Energy Gods
Hellooo!!!!! Here's to hoping the day finds you content, and able to freely move about without snow drifts cramping your winter style. I am feeling a bit overwhelmed, gentle Spark-folk. I have been working the life out of my mantras: Your best i... Read more
Happy New-ish Year!
As you may or may not know/ care to know, I have taken a recent hiatus from Spark-ing; a Spark-ation, if you will. This was not due to any waning interest, affection or motivation on my part, but rather due to the unpredictable, crazy to t... Read more
Not really. But, in my head. All I hear is nonsensical babbling; illogical projection. And I want to scream. And do the tantrum dance. Arms flailing, heels stomping, voice shrieking. My nerves consist- literally- of amped out charges jumping the... Read more
It never ceases to amaze me, the spontaneous awakening of senses and aliveness inside me on certain occasions, for no particular reason at all. It may be the scent of baked goods wafting on the wind from a bakery passed in haste; the multi-layer... Read more
Are We There Yet?
I came to the not so subtle realization today that despite the fact that I'm taking my medicine as directed, and drinking my water, and crossing my t's and dotting my i's, THIS IS GONNA TAKE AWHILE. Am I right?? Just like anyone else who has eve... Read more
Get Over It
My fairly mild goal for the week has been getting past my fear, somewhat irrational, somewhat well-founded, of medicine: both taking it and waiting around for it's magic- or side effects depending on who you talk to. At this point in my relativ... Read more
It has been said that out of the ashes, beauty and rebirth are realized. I take this concept to mean that I must take a torch to my metaphorical home as a means of freeing myself from the bondage of the material, or forever remain a slave to it.... Read more
How Do You Manage Stress?
I've never been great at tackling this subject, although I'm rather fond of telling people that I am. Part of me is truly a cool as a cucumber customer, the other side is engaged in a nonstop, eerily quiet, yet intense mental gymnastics routine... Read more
Frazzled Plus Food
Do you eat when stressed? I have been bogged down in a rather impressive pile of legal and personal documents, whose real and implied contents might serve to forever shift the course of my short term future reality. Fun stuff. My body is respond... Read more
Once upon a time, I was a core fiend. This was partly by design, and partly a nice side effect of my day job and competitive sports. Now, a recovering crunchaholic, I have decided it's time to get back to my roots, and rebuild some of the core s... Read more
Well, not REALLY. By holy, I mean UNHALLOWED. Everyone gets stomach aches now and again, well, except for that rare breed of human, who apparently possesses not only an iron gut, but also a penchant, and even liking, for some of the most grotes... Read more
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The Atlantic online posted a piquant question this week:
"What widely accepted practice, custom or societal norm do you regard as irrational, absurd, offensive, silly, nonsensical, counterproductive, or morally wrong?"
While the answ... Read more