The Gift of Pain

As I sit here on Easter morning, bathed in gorgeous California sunshine, I am overwhelmed with joy and a deep sense of renewal. I feel a tremendous sense of hope. I have been so immersed in physical agony over the last few months, that to sit here without pain, able to freely use my leftContinue reading “The Gift of Pain”

Stillness

Well friends, I am sitting here recovering from my second surgery in the past few months, and I struggle with a cacophony of emotions.  Deafening thoughts and feelings banging around in my mind, unable to be calmed by the rhythmic pounding of my feet against the earth with the cadence of my heartbeat pumping in myContinue reading “Stillness”

A Better Version of Me

This morning I was grumpy.  An unattractive, toxic self-pity that repels human contact.   It was wet outside. Cold.  Irritable. Irritated. Whiny. Grumpy, grumpy, grumpy! I did, but I didn’t, want to go for a run. Go, not go. Ugh. An emotional tug of war inside me.  Finally, sigh. FINE…I’ll go! (Imagine all the drama ofContinue reading “A Better Version of Me”