Are You Dead?

You are alive. Yes, we found you walking around, looking up at the sun, reveling in the sunshine, almost blinded by the light, you could not see what was before you.  It did not seem to matter. That’s why at first you did not see us or me. We … [Read more...]

V is for…Victory!

  Oh my sweet Valentine, be mine!   Oh my sweet Valentine, shut out the rhetoric of the ads Still the mind, don’t buy into Hallmark Still the mind, Still the mind, find the internal light Still the mind, stay put, not … [Read more...]

Heroin is No Heroine

Heroin is no heroine- at first pleasing, and alluring- begging you to take a taste, through the needles sharp edge as it meets the skin, breaking  to take you into a delicious oblivion: An oblivion, that those who have lived to tell it, is like none … [Read more...]

Knock, Knock…Who’s There?

It is 9/11 at the door. Knocking, knocking at our memory banks, the grief grips our hearts with sorrow and melancholia while indelibly marking our daily lives.  We have gone from shear innocence to shear madness. 9/11 knocks on and on. Yet, as the … [Read more...]

I Have a Dream…

50 years ago Martin Luther King, Jr delivered a speech in Washington, DC to a crowd of 250,000 people. The script he held in his hand as he approached the podium was only partially read when he changed it to reflect his own awakening, and perhaps … [Read more...]

The Gift of the Illusionist

The current job market has left many people out of work. But the period after job loss is exactly the time to make a move toward standing out during a job search. It is the part of the self meeting the Illusionist and the Magician within. After … [Read more...]

Grieving the Death of a Relationship

  Relationship never dies a natural death.. They are murdered    by ego, attitude and ignorance.                                                                                                  ~ Unknown     Have you ever … [Read more...]

Grief: It’s Not Just About the Death of a Loved One

The disappointments carried within our souls are all part of a grief phenomena. We are grieving all of the time. Depression, anxiety and even obesity can be in response to a loss and at the same time can cause a grief reaction. The funny thing is is … [Read more...]

A Father’s Legacy

As father’s day approaches I think about my relationship with my father.  I speak to my Dad every day. For some reason after my mom passed I took on the responsibility of making sure that he was ok. Even though he remarried, the connection between us … [Read more...]

Grief and Father’s Day

The first year in any loss is a year of learning about who you are while in the throes of your grieving process. Everyone grieves differently! No one grieves the way you do. It is never easy to lose a parent. When you lose a father you lose a … [Read more...]