Intentional Kindness

I’ve been thinking a lot about kindness – like can’t sleep at all this past week, so I’m up all night thinking about it . Last night,  needing to do something to further my thoughts, I was reading and pinning, and then realized this morning that it’s “Random Act of Kindness Day”. Why wouldn’t it be? đŸ˜‰ More and more, I come to the conclusion … Continue reading Intentional Kindness

being dismissed … things that irk

There is a feeling of discomfort that comes with being dismissed as “new-agey” “hippy-dippy” etc. Someone on my Facebook feed posted this article: New Age Roommate Has A Crystal For That Which promptly got a series of likes from dudes, and “LOL” type comments. Being that the comments were from dudes and this article was about a lady, I am questioning how much of the … Continue reading being dismissed … things that irk

for the haters in my circle

There’s this whole thing about how the internet isn’t real. I get it. If you remove the internet from our lives, it doesn’t effectively change who we are. But it is a real extension of ourselves. It’s our knowledge and connection. It’s lots of invisible things that are really important to us in some way, individually, or collectively. So it’s not really separate. We can’t … Continue reading for the haters in my circle

The difference between talking and complaining

Recently, I realized that people close to me view my vocalization about Fibromyalgia negatively. This brings up a whole lot of things I wish people would understand. The first is how this hurts – that you don’t understand, and are passing judgement. As far as not passing judgement, and trying to understand, I know people can be uncomfortable in regard to witnessing others’ feelings. Please know … Continue reading The difference between talking and complaining

weiging in on ignorance and insidious prejudice

I’m ever frustrated by the embracement of ignorance that seems so popular in this culture. When I look at why, it’s because it happens little by little, and the small transgressions all add up, but there is desperate refusal to look at the picture that’s created. Education is the key to fixing anything. I really can’t come up with easier solutions. Education is something I … Continue reading weiging in on ignorance and insidious prejudice

Solitude

Solitude is more important than we give credit. It’s something most of us are missing so much that we don’t even know what it is that we crave. Solitude is where we can just be, where we are true, where there is no judgement or expectation. Everyone seems so concerned with being busy, as though the busiest person wins. Busy is overrated. Busywork always annoyed … Continue reading Solitude

honoring the things that suck

Life can be unbelievably painful and ridiculous. And a lot of times, because people feel bad about what you’re going through, they don’t want to acknowledge it. It makes them uncomfortable to see you suffer. While it’s good that people don’t want you to suffer, it doesn’t mean that you won’t. It doesn’t mean that they can slap a platitude onto it and make it … Continue reading honoring the things that suck

Our bodies will fail us all.

My grandmothers are both in their 80’s. I got to spend time with both of them today, and I really appreciate that. They have both recently fallen, but still live their lives. They enjoy food and word games and people, even as memory fades, and they recognize less of the faces. Even as they know less about the current state of the world and have … Continue reading Our bodies will fail us all.

energy & music

Without getting into it, I had a very draining experience last night. This morning my eyes were puffy from crying, my head ached, my body was tight and painful – fibromyalgia is always a phenomenal addition to any of life’s tribulations, if the experience itself wasn’t enough to make one physically ill, don’t worry, fibromyalgia will take care of that… I felt heavy, yet thin, … Continue reading energy & music

Forgiveness

I had a reading done, and I asked what I needed to do regarding a particular situation. The reader said, “forgiveness” then flipped a card that said exactly that. I thought, but I have forgiven… I know that I am still working through the hurt, but I’m not holding onto it. Emotions come in waves, and I acknowledge them and let them flow. I didn’t … Continue reading Forgiveness