Listening to this song while cleaning my house makes it a much more enjoyable experience. I find myself sidestepping and clapping my way into the kitchen and loading the dishes into the dishwasher in time to the music. It’s all good.
They all say the same thing, “Right Attitude.” I take my coffee with Hazelnut Creamer and I take my days with the right attitude. If there’s a problem, I do my part to fix it, If someone needs to be called, I call, If I need to take care of something, I do it, IfContinue reading “Sticky Notes Cover The Bathroom Mirror”
Doesn’t have to befall anyone. If you’re an alcoholic and you don’t want to relapse this weekend, you’ll be just fine – AS LONG AS YOU DON’T SWALLOW ALCOHOL. Swallow something else!! This would taste better anyway!
Okay – I have a friend who is really struggling to find his mental solid footing. He’s all over the mental map. He comes to me with questions and comments about things, and I’m saying all I know to help. An example I recently used during a conversation we had about hope and goals wasContinue reading “Hope”
Folks mention this a lot at meetings when they’re discussing getting sober. Getting sober is considered a return to sanity, which begs the comment, alcoholism is akin to insanity. But that isn’t e n t i r e l y true… BECAUSE – plenty of sober people have a sincere inability to function in reality.Continue reading “A Return To Sanity”
“Okay, you need to get out of your comfort zone.” Anyone ever suggest that at you before? What exactly are we supposed to do? How do we leave? Where are we supposed to go once we get out? I don’t know. Oh wait. Let me take a stab at that … Could it be thatContinue reading “Where’s The Edge Of My Comfort Zone?”
Have you ever noticed that about yourself? I just got in from the gym where I killed it on the Elliptical. I was well into my groove when I noticed, as I was staring at a playground set across the street, that my body felt even – evenly balanced on both legs. My spine wasContinue reading “I’m Uneven”
Why have one of anything when you can have two (except boyfriends)? I just had this most extraordinary realization. I wasn’t aware until just this morning that this practice of having two is how I’ve designed my life. I have two sons, two kittens, I have two cups of coffee each morning, I have two pair of exercise capris, two topsContinue reading “The ‘TWO’ Principle”
I published my memoir in March of 2011. That was nearly a decade ago and a lot has happened since then. For one, Life has happened. I’ve already started the outline for my second book, but I’m not quite sure how to begin. I know, I know – at the beginning. Right? But it’s notContinue reading “Life Happened”
Last night I had a dream that Dolly died. I found out about this online and my sister just happened to be with me. I mentioned the news to her, but somehow she’d already found out, and she was quite upset about it, which I found odd because neither of us ever listened to Dolly’sContinue reading “Dolly Parton is Still With Us, Yes?”
I think our feelings can be wonderful things – when we’re being honest with ourselves. They alert us to the fact that things are either great or not so great. When things are great, our feelings support the experience, which motivates us to prolong it or magnify it. When they’re not so great, our feelingsContinue reading “Unhealthy Relationships Just Don’t Feel Good.”
I have an amusing story. I went with a friend to the grocery store yesterday and we were talking for a minute after we parked. Without looking, I reached over to open my door and it banged up against a car next to us that hadn’t been there when we arrived. Some jive turkey hadContinue reading ““Just Let Me Grab My Gun.””
Usually, this area of my brain is reserved for my fondness for chocolate cake, but recently it’s just been achy. Sort of like a toothache, but not exactly. But not a brain freeze either – just to be clear. I can remember having maybe two headaches in my entire life. The first one was soContinue reading “It Starts Behind The Eyes”
My grandmother used to say she felt kind of “Meh” and was suffering a malaise of one sort or another. I swear, that woman used to just point to a word in the dictionary and say to herself “I think I’ll use this word as often as I can for the rest of my life.”Continue reading “Weltschmerz? Yes, Weltschmerz.”
My grandmother used to say to me, “Jenny – you’re honest to a fault.” And I’d say. “So?!” And then she’d say, “That’s exactly what I mean.” And I’d walk away confused as ever. That was then. Today – I’m older and wiser and stuff. I’ve always been direct and blunt and straightforward. I don’tContinue reading “Honest to a Fault”