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“What do you feel like?” How many times are each of us asked this question? When it comes to the inner life, I have been clueless on the answer to this question for years. One of my therapists (yes, I’ve had more than one, I also go to more than one grocery store, so sue me) gave me a list of emotions and would make me think of a situation and make me pick from the list of how it “made me feel.” Now, sad or mad or frustrated wouldn’t cut it with her, she made me go one step...



It cannot be seen, It cannot be felt, Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt, It lies behind stars and under hills, And empty holes it fills, It comes first and follows after, Ends life, kills laughter.  – J.R.R. Tolkien Darkness. I would agree that it “ends life, and kills laughter,” but not that it can’t be heard, seen and felt. That is, the darkness inside that we all carry, WILL bear out in life if we let it lie “behind stars and under hills.” But we do it anyway. Hide it. The meme, supposing to be encouraging says, “Think about...


Keys to Transformation

Keys to Transformation Part II I had no idea that when I set out to update a tired old DVD cabinet that it would spark so many thoughts on transformation. It started with me taking my own advice, hallelujah, when I decided I WANTED to. Interestingly, it wasn’t until I saw another piece I liked that gave me the idea. So, I’m thinking #1 key in transformation is a combination of listening to the wanting AND having an idea of what the end form could look like. Key #2 I figured out right quick. I went looking online and at a...