Jedi Fighting and the art of living

We have a bit of a Star Wars obsession in this house. I know it doesn’t look like it, but that is my oldest playing Jedi fighting with Tater Tot. The stuffed dragon is his light saber. He just keeps saying, “Tater is a natural Jedi. He’s blocking all my shots!”    Ahh kids. Imagination,…

Surrender in the midst of responsibility

As I mentioned in my last post, I have been practicing surrendering. Not an easy feat with an ego as strong as mine. At almost every step I am met with, “nope. Not going to do that.” “Nope. We are going to do it my way.” “Nope. Don’t you realize how irresponsible that is?” “Nope.…

Showing Up

“How do you wish to show up in this world?” This question was posed to me amidst the fervor of attempting to accept ‘dark’ aspects of myself that I was having difficulty with. I moved past the question quickly not giving it much thought until this morning. Now, it’s all I can think about.  We…

Practice seeing the good

We hear often to look for the good when things go wrong. Depending on the situation this can be very difficult. So, why wait for a hard situation? Start looking for proof in the little day to day irritants. You know, getting stuck in traffic on a day you have a presentation to give. The…

Malfunction

My oldest son is 8 and recently (usually on the way home from school) he began a rather humorous behavior. When I would ask him about his day, or try to engage him in conversation he would go limp and say, “malfunction”. Deadpanned. No smile. Nothing. The first time he did it I started to…

Highly sensitive people

You ever heard of HSP? Highly sensitive people? No, I never had either until a few months ago when I stumbled across some article describing them. It was like someone was describing my life. It felt good and less lonesome to know there were others like me. HSPs are more sensitive to their surroundings. Often…