Laser Beam Love

“You make my breath catch,” he used to say all the time. He proudly retold the story of our first date when he saw me walking before I noticed him. I was much more beautiful than my profile pictures he said over dinner at the no frills Thai place. He had a warmth about him,... Continue Reading →

A letter to God

In Elul, the 60 days leading up to the Jewish High Holidays, it is said that God is in the fields, with us. He is informal, and predisposed to grant all requests. It is encouraged not to wait until Yom Kippur (the day to atone for sins in the previous year), but to take the... Continue Reading →

Shifts Can Happen

Bad crap happens all the time - but SHIFTS can happen all the time too. The neuroscientist said this during the "Bouncing Back" program I attended a few months ago. She covered so much, but I was just 60 something days post the trauma of being thrown in the trash and virtually left for dead... Continue Reading →

I’m Here

I forget sometimes that I'm *here.* I can't automatically revert back to my go-go-go patterns, I am focused on now, this day, this moment. I suppose I am grateful that out of pain I am developing a slowing down, a loosening that I knew was beneficial, but didn't think possible for someone like me. The... Continue Reading →

Stay

Because you stay. Because you’re loyal and in love, and will prioritize what matters. Because when you asked if I wanted to spend the rest of my days by your side, and we both know what that means, and I give it some thought and said that I did, that means something. Everything. It should... Continue Reading →

Showing Up

I’ve spent most of my life hung up on words. Writing journals full of the moments of my life from age seven. Endless reading, vocal training as a singer, as an English major in college and as a marketing professional for the last 15 years - using words to evoke, promote, highlight, pitch, engage, persuade.... Continue Reading →

Sometimes, it’s just a song

That will change your entire mood, lift your feet from the ground, or keep you standing there frozen in fear, or ready to take it all on - everything. Anything. Words have that power - on a page, in a melody, accompanied by instruments. More powerful and sharper than when they come out of the... Continue Reading →

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