Pivot Toward The Light

There is a pervasive notion in our culture that we have to struggle or be stressed-out to succeed. While I have definitely been under this spell most of my life, I have recently started to see things differently – and let me tell you, it’s changed everything. Let’s face it, some of us are goal-oriented. … Continue reading Pivot Toward The Light

The Day the Tooth Fairy Died

The day starts out like any other. You decide to snooze for ten more minutes, but as soon as you’ve settled back into your comfortable little hollow, your obnoxious alarm begins to wail. Alas, you know yourself too well. You’re a special case, and not even remotely a morning person, so you have not one, but … Continue reading The Day the Tooth Fairy Died

Look Over Your Shoulder

The sun is just starting to rise when the first glint of light from the approaching train splashes along the snow-covered embankment. In a matter of moments the train arrives at the platform. As it comes to a stop you reach out to press the illuminated green button, and although you’ve done this hundreds of … Continue reading Look Over Your Shoulder

The Long Way Home

Today is my birthday. I’m 33 years old, which is pleasing in a way that is telling of my propensity for obsessive-compulsive isms. You see, I have a tendency to seek out the comforting relief born of patterns, of repetition and balance – so the smooth, curved lines of two threes, back-to-back, feels inexplicably calming. … Continue reading The Long Way Home

Don’t Let The Smile Beguile You

He made us laugh when we were kids in comedies like “Mrs. Doubtfire” and went on to pull heavily on our heartstrings in the award winning drama “Good Will Hunting”. There’s no question that we’re all pretty stunned right now, with the news of another funnyman down. Today reports abound citing Robin Williams’ battle with … Continue reading Don’t Let The Smile Beguile You

Thank You for Letting Me Go

Diamonds are forever – except that, they’re not. I read an article the other day about marriage. Till death do us part, and all that jazz. About the dismal state of civil union, ever-increasing divorce rates, how people give up too easily. How when we say I do it should mean for life, no ifsandsorbuts. You’ve … Continue reading Thank You for Letting Me Go

On Psychological Pollution

It started out the way these things usually do. Everyone seemed to be talking about it – and I have to admit that I was curious. It was good timing; I wanted to try something new. At first, things felt pretty awkward. I remember being unsure whether or not I wanted to continue, thinking perhaps I was … Continue reading On Psychological Pollution

Feminism – You’re Doing It Wrong

Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows! Puppies and kittens and unicorns! There. I just wanted to conjure some warmth and fuzziness for you before I go and say something you might not like. Okay, so there’s a strong likelihood that you won’t like it. But I’m going to say it anyway. Someone has to. Have you ever … Continue reading Feminism – You’re Doing It Wrong

Hell on Earth – Rehabilitation for Psyche & Soul

Since the dawn of humanity, nearly every culture on Earth has spawned its own breed of longstanding lore regarding the concept of hell. Notions of retribution in the afterlife for the wrongs committed at the helms of our flesh and blood vehicles transcend time, passed down through the ages via religion, literature, mythology and folklore. … Continue reading Hell on Earth – Rehabilitation for Psyche & Soul