Stop Chasing…if when, why and how?

How do we stop the chase? We start it almost from birth. We are motivated to chase development as we enter this world, benchmarked against other babies, toddlers and children until our physicality has reached its peak. The chase then changes lanes to the mental capacity of knowledge as we learn and are tested viaContinue reading “Stop Chasing…if when, why and how?”

Where have you been? Drowning in overwhelmed.

Overwhelmed without a plan to decide everything! Here is how I am overcoming “overwhelmed”. Wow, I pulled up this my treasured blog and realizing that it has been two months since I wrote anything and then realized that the final blog post was on my mom’s anniversary of her passing, more than two months ago.Continue reading “Where have you been? Drowning in overwhelmed.”

Tortured by my Thoughts

I have the most overactive brain of anyone that I know. I am thinking all the time constantly going over and over every conversation, every emotion, every thought, every relationship, every bite of every food, everything!!! Nothing goes on without me overthinking the crap out of it!!! I am not certain where this comes fromContinue reading “Tortured by my Thoughts”

A Place for Silence

Silence. The word elicits a response regardless of the emotion. When said out loud in exclamation it will quiet a room. When said in a whisper it will quiet the brain. It is something we long for and in other times something we run from. It is a word, a state of being, an emotion,Continue reading “A Place for Silence”

Seeking Normal – Day 29

Day 29 prompt: Iyanla Vinzant states, “There is no greater battle in life than the battle between the parts of your that want to be healed and the parts of you that are comfortable and content remaining broken.” What emotions does this statement evoke? What feels normal to you? My answer: This is a veryContinue reading “Seeking Normal – Day 29”

Seeking Normal – Day 26

Day 26 prompt: How do you change your normal? Experiences? Role Models? Do you want to change it? Do you need to? How can you know these will change your normal for the better? Was there a time you sought or made a change that you realized was NOT for the better? My answer: IContinue reading “Seeking Normal – Day 26”

Seeking Normal – Day 25

Day 25 prompt: We perceive “normal” in the context of our own experiences. Someone who grew up with domestic abuse thinks that’s normal until someone who experienced a life without abuse shows you that the state you are in is not “normal”. What about your normal have you come to realize isn’t or wasn’t “normal”?Continue reading “Seeking Normal – Day 25”

Seeking Normal – Day 23

Day 23 prompt: T.D. Jakes notes, “If what you see modeled in front of you is in any way deformed or deranged your concept of normalcy is defined by what you see. It is hard to be what you have not seen.” If you believe this then how can you change your normal? Can youContinue reading “Seeking Normal – Day 23”

Seeking Normal – Day 22

Day 22 prompt: Gary Kiel (my super-handsome spouse) says normal is whatever is the middle in the group of people you are with at that moment. Normal resides in the middle of two extremes and can change based on the group dynamic. What group best defines your normal? My answer: This is a great promptContinue reading “Seeking Normal – Day 22”

Seeking Normal – Day 21

Day 21 prompt: Michelle Obama said, “I was checking the boxes defining who I was supposed to be.” Are you checking boxes or living or striving or standing still? My answer: I am definitely checking the boxes because I have created a purpose-driven life that is defined by planning and then doing. In the lastContinue reading “Seeking Normal – Day 21”