Toxic People

tox·ic /ˈtäksik/ poisonous, venomous, dangerous, destructive, harmful, unsafe, injurious tox·ic person someone who is poisonous, venomous, dangerous, destructive, harmful, unsafe, injurious I think that when we think of a toxic person, we tend to think of someone who...

Better is One Day

Joni Mitchell’s Help Me I Think I’m Falling in Love Again brings me right to the front seat of my Mom’s car and I’m four. America’s Sister Golden Hair and I’m five and with my Dad. When Doves Cry and I’m thirteen at a sleepover. Love Will Find a Way and I’m falling in...

The Role of Women in Marriage

I have never written on this topic before and I’m pretty sure I know why. Because a, no one has asked me to (ha!), and b, it’s a hot-button issue (but oh well). For some reason though, I have some thoughts these days and I’m feeling weirdly fired up about it....

When the Impossible Happens

I am compelled to write about something that happened to me somewhat recently. Something I participated in. Something I was not expecting and had you told me ahead of time would happen, I would have said something sarcastic because I wouldn’t have believed you....

Change in Perspective

I can tend to see the negative in things and I don’t like that about myself, so I’m working on it. The cool thing is it’s amazing how such a simple change can also be so profound. In my first marriage, for example, I HATED that the bed wasn’t made. I repeated this...