Yoga…ya gotta start somewhere


I’ve been puttering around with yoga for years, but just recently started with a somewhat consistent practice, so I thought it might be a good idea to get some “before” photos.  I’m not overly flexible, and these aren’t particularly flattering to put out there for the whole world to see, but for any journey in life, ya gotta start somewhere!

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Big thanks to Alex at Mindful Human for taking these for me…but much more importantly, for being my teacher and guide!


Twitter-gate: A Lesson in Bullying, Part 1


First a word about bullying and my own personal bias before I tell you about Twitter-gate.  Being the victim of a bully can be among the most painful, horrific experiences children endure – I know because I was bullied mercilessly.
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Yet Another Life-ism


Here’s one universal, immutable,  absolute truth regarding awakening: through the process waking up in life, we are gifted the ability to look around and easily see who’s still asleep – what they still have hidden in their shadows – but under no circumstances can we tell that person what those things are. By definition, that very unawareness ensures any attempt to shine a flashlight on that shit will be met with defensiveness or hostility. Cruel trick, universe – the ability to see but not take action…awareness coupled with impotence – I’m calling shenanigans on this one.

Healing at the Omnimax

Nuggets / Stories

My youngest son is not even 11 and has already had a rough life.  I was divorced with 2 young children when I met his dad – let’s call him Sven – who had de facto custody of his young daughter.  Looking back, I think he moved me in quickly to have someone to take care of his daughter, and I was attracted to him because he seemed like such a grown up – he owned his own house in the suburbs and wore a tie to work everyday.
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One More Life-ism


I think a lot of people assume trauma isn’t relevant to them.  But trauma is kind of like Buddhism…you know how in Buddhism, everyone is a Buddha whether they realize it or not?  Similarly, no one gets through life without some physical or interpersonal injury that is so painful or overwhelming, it exceeds our ability to effectively cope with it.

It’s not a “bad thing” that needs to be avoided or denied…it just is.  It’s just part of the admission ticket to this thing we call life.

More DSM Outrage


I had a really hard time coming up with a title for this post.  I was torn between, “I Hate the APA”, “The DSM Sucks”, and “Why Won’t These Experts Pull Their Heads Out of Their Asses and Actually Help People?” Read More

Liebster Award: 21 Questions About ME!

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Proud to have been nominated twice for a Liebster Award – thank you nerdywordybirdy and kritsayvonne!  I’ve never been much of a rule breaker, but I’m going to have to bend them for this.  I enjoyed spending the time answering the questions, but I’m not even going to be able to even attempt the second half and nominate 20 other blogs.  Let’s just say I’m a woman who is well aware of the restrictions on her time resources! Read More