Be Your Best Friend

“Oh, you’re my best friend…”  The lyrics of that song by Queen have been running through my mind lately.  Which is a much better choice than what usually cycles and recycles through my monkey mind at times.  I heard the song a few days ago, and it caused me to ponder: what if we truly were a best friend to …

Turn, Turn, Turn

A friend mentioned that she was impressed that I could generate thought-provoking articles each week.   I replied, “It’s just whatever I’m thinking about at the time.”  I don’t believe I was trying to deflect the compliment, because I do write about what I’m struggling with, what I’m learning (or relearning), and/or what I’m noticing about myself and my environment. Lately …

Connecting Through Stories

This week I have been in the company of writers, and I have been reminded repeatedly of the importance and power of sharing our stories.  The act of writing in and of itself is healing, and distributing our stories, through publishing, telling, or reading them aloud is an opportunity to state our truth, share our cautionary tales, express difficult emotions, …