Perception Rules King (Queen) and taking back our crown

Perception is how we read the story around us. It’s the narrative we tell about the details of our life. Perception is the magic fairy dust that makes us smile amidst grueling circumstances. But perception can also take a dark turn. It can lord its power over us and send us to our knees begging for mercy before we…

When you can’t find your “match” and life is a pile of…

As a mother of five, I’ve dealt with my share of lost shoes at the last minute when it’s time to go somewhere.  Now that my children are older, this problem doesn’t quite sound like grating fingernails on the chalkboard anymore.  Not because we started putting our shoes where they go.  And it’s rare that…

The Nike’s of Emotional Shock Absorbance

I’ve never really been a shoe person or style connoisseur, so I don’t relate to why someone might choose Nike’s over Adidas.  But my guess is that Nike’s are better for running. Nike’s are intentionally designed to better absorb the shock of hitting the pavement or the basketball court, and with a quick Google search…

Music helps us to be better people and to see people better.

Listening to Yanni while making a bad choice makes that choice seem like fate rather than a mistake.  Or perhaps music changes the shape and consequences of a decision as the melody suspends reality for a moment and we’re no longer a part of a world where natural laws abide.  For this reason, music is…

Strong women with rough edges who wear us down

I always looked up to my aunt but didn’t know why.  Looking back, I enjoyed her strength, her ability to put people in their place, the way she articulated injustice and always sought retribution.  I may have even thought that one day I wanted to be like her.  Strong, independent, self-sufficient and o.k. without a…