The Real Deal

“I’m looking for love. Real love.  Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, we-can’t-live-without-each-other love.” —SATC

Food for thought…

“There are only two questions that human beings have ever fought over, all through history. ‘How much do you love me?’ And, ‘Who’s in charge?’ Everything else is somehow manageable. But these two questions of love and control undo us all, trip us up and cause war, grief, and suffering.” –Eat, Pray, Love Even as … Continue reading

My Sunday Prayer

   “People don’t change–only their costumes do.” — Gene Moore     Serenity Prayer for Pathological Relationships Lord, help me to accept the pathology and the things in him and this relationship that I cannot change To change the things I can in my own life that will help me leave, heal, and recover since … Continue reading

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer.”

“You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings.”–Elizabeth Gilbert We all experience common dreams.  You know the kind where you’re plummeting from a 20-story building face first into the black night and as you brace yourself for the pain of the unknown you hear a faint ringing.  It’s your alarm clock … Continue reading

Are you on a Quest?

“I’ve come to believe that there exists in the universe something I call “The Physics of The Quest”- a force of nature governed by laws as real as the laws gravity or momentum. And the rule of Quest Physics maybe goes like this: ‘If you are brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting … Continue reading

Lessons from a Legend

“When people say, ‘She’s got everything,’ I’ve got one answer–I haven’t had tomorrow.” —Elizabeth Taylor “Success is a great deodorant.  It takes away all your past smells.”  “I’ve been through it all, baby, I’m Mother Courage.” “I feel very adventurous.  There are so many doors to be opened, and I’m not afraid to look behind … Continue reading

“Fear–So What?”

“Courage allows the successful woman to fail and learn powerful lessons— from the failure—so that in the end, she didn’t fail at all.”—Maya Angelou               When I was fifteen I was completely enamored with a particular book series.  In the lazy, warm days of summer, I would peacefully sway outside on a hammock while … Continue reading

I survived. I chose to thrive.

  “The victim who is able to articulate the situation of the victim has ceased to be a victim: he or she has become a threat.” –James Baldwin      

You Couldn’t Walk a Mile in These Shoes…

“It’s really hard to walk in a single woman’s shoes — that’s why you sometimes need really special shoes!” –Carrie Bradshaw                              (All Images Reblogged from VisualizeUs)

Maybe you just need to take a leap of Faith

“Faith is walking face-first and full-speed into the dark. If we truly knew all the answers in advance as to the meaning of life and the nature of God and the destiny of our souls, our belief would not be a leap of faith and it would not be a courageous act of humanity; it … Continue reading