Celebrating being #QueenOf my life

Who said life would be easy? Mine certainly wasn’t, and still isn’t. Perhaps it will never be. And yet, like Teresa Mendoza, of Queen of the South, I feel I slay every day. And I like to celebrate it by watching the show on USA Network, Thursday 10pm/9PMc. Best part of it is, that wonderful […]

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The will to live

There is a little book I treasure by Victor Frankl entitled Man’s Search for Meaning which boils down to people’s will to live while in a concentration camp, as he, Frankl did in Auschwitz. I must have read this book over 10 times since my dad gave it to me when I quit drinking, which was […]

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T-shirts and life

I LOVE T-shirts. I must own over 100 of them and don’t seem to be able to have enough of them. The feeling they give me is as if the fabric were an extension of my skin. Do I really wear every single one of my 100 T-shirts? No, of course not. Some, I’ve worn just […]

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The fragility of adolescence

Although I’ve been through tough times as an adult, it’s nothing compared to the growing pains of adolescence. I find myself immersed now in the world of 5 teens who are going through their most fragile time. I’m not a parent, but an aunt, and try to be as actively involved in their lives as […]

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Life’s balancing act

Life is a balancing act. There is no class but life itself to teach us this. By the time we learn this valuable lesson if we’re lucky enough to learn it at all, we’re in middle age and hopefully, can work with that balance, accept it and move on with all the storms coming at […]

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I thought I was poor but I’m actually rich

At this stage of the game, while I’m starting from scratch, I’m blessed. I’m poor by all financial standards but rich in so many other ways that really matter to me. Our time is limited quoting Steve Jobs: ‘Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma […]

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The long journey home

It’s been a long time, or so it seems that I’ve had my own home. Being a nomad though has taught me a lot and has changed me in very positive ways. It’s also been a bit emotionally tiring. We all need a place to call home, a place that makes us feel somewhat rooted. […]

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Finding our peace

We cannot will ourselves to be at peace but we can make it our pursuit. For me, being at peace equals happiness and contentment. I’m finding mine while feeling my way through this jungle called life. I need to find my closure, even if it’s one-sided, or my own version of things so that I […]

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