Give and Take

The world (maybe the old world) tells us that we are not allowed to have two careers ~ that we have to define who we are, with a singular thought; give our all to building our brand; stay loyal to one industry; then, slowly, climb that corporate ladder until we’ve achieved a thirty year resumeContinue reading “Give and Take”

This website is my Patchwork Quilt

I put this website together on the fly ~ have struggled with “figuring it out” on my own and fork if it isn’t making me nuts. .Instead of killing time or raising my blood pressure ~ I’m going to leave it unfinished for now ~ go to WordPress school ~ kvetch like the k.aren thatContinue reading “This website is my Patchwork Quilt”

Let’s here it for the ladies

Let’s go girls ~ to all the people out there saying it’s not professional to cuss, but would give their left foot to hang out with a celebrity ~ this post is for you. Katy Perry ~ Madonna ~ Adele ~ Dame Judy Dench ~ Helen Mirren ~ Cher ~ Dr. Brene Brown ~ everyContinue reading “Let’s here it for the ladies”

Sexual abuse… Let’s unlearn something ~

Females (all females, including trans females) of all ages from birth through death continue to suffer the burden of proof when they are attacked or violated. The legal system hasn’t caught up yet ~ that I’ve heard of and experienced. Every 68 seconds ~ a citizen of the United States is sexually abused. 1.2 millionContinue reading “Sexual abuse… Let’s unlearn something ~”

Duplicitous Nature of ~ well, everything.

Life is never fully easy ~ until we punch our way through the duplicitous nature of that which stands in our way. It’s a strength building exercise in awareness. The easy answer to having the life we want is to focus ONLY on that life, and nothing, nobody else until we’ve achieved it. We areContinue reading “Duplicitous Nature of ~ well, everything.”

~ So ~ how much do we get involved?

The whistleblower ~ followed by the Ooopsy from Facebook/Instagram/Whatsapp/Messenger ~ followed by ~ sorry … we seemed to misplace our keys ~ followed by … well, ya know … it’s a long list. My cat was thrilled that I was offline, hanging with her more yesterday. Look at that face. She’ll in heaven 🙂 MyContinue reading “~ So ~ how much do we get involved?”

it’s a good time to check in with the social media addictions

All day ~ Facebook and Instagram have been down. I hear WhatsApp and Messenger are also but I don’t use them. Sounds like a Zucker-punch by someone 😮 Somebody is monkeying around with our friends at the mega money makers. I’m SO glad I was a happy-go-lucky human long before the internet came around. MYContinue reading “it’s a good time to check in with the social media addictions”

You don’t have to be ___________ to be a happy person ~

There is a growing stereotype that seems to be attaching itself to happiness. The thing is ~ We have to be flexible in our understanding of what ‘happy’ looks like. You can be sad, and still, at your core a happy person. That doesn’t mean you’re leaping and jumping with joy all the time ~Continue reading “You don’t have to be ___________ to be a happy person ~”

Poetry breathes life into the soul. F*ck purpose for now.

“I can not control what makes people stay or what makes people go.” “I can not control how other people receive me or how other people act in our world.” Those statements ~ …. those two simple little statements ~ … took years … no, … Took me decades to come up with and overContinue reading “Poetry breathes life into the soul. F*ck purpose for now.”

Banned books? ~ Dangerous Liaisons.

The moment a human decides that some form of art needs to be banned, be it literature, or paintings, movies, documentaries, poetry, visual or performing art ~ long list, short blog ~ in that moment … we lose a piece of our humanity. Why? We look away from what scares us ~ we become afraidContinue reading “Banned books? ~ Dangerous Liaisons.”

If it is dark ~ they will come ~ The write life

I missed it. I didn’t pay attention to the details. It didn’t bum me out, but it sort of did. TODAY is National Coffee Day but the deals? They were yesterday. Those tricksters. So? Disappointing but also ~ ya know ~ who doesn’t want to drop $3.59 +tx on a cup of coffee that wasContinue reading “If it is dark ~ they will come ~ The write life”

Can’t spill the tea today ~ it’s national coffee day!

Today is like Halloween for grown ups. 🙂 Addicted to caffiene grown ups that is. Today’s the day we all drive around from one java joint to the next, in search of the free coffee. Yes, I did say addicted. Yes, it’s perfectly normal Yes, we are exploring the world at large while finding ourContinue reading “Can’t spill the tea today ~ it’s national coffee day!”

Okay. So you’re happy(ish) ~ Now what?

You grieved. You processed. You followed all the self-help books. You may have even taken a course, or linked in with some big names in the happiness game. You spent all your diet industry money on the happiness industry, in hopes that you could kill two birds with one stone. You followed Oprah, bought allContinue reading “Okay. So you’re happy(ish) ~ Now what?”

Happy Hour from the Gram ~ therapy style

Guess what? ALL of these people fight for happiness ~ but happiness has different voices ~ different styles ~ a different feel ~ different labels. This is what I actually do for my own happy hour ~ I cloud watch ~ or stare at nature, soaking in the sounds of wildlife. This IMO, is aContinue reading “Happy Hour from the Gram ~ therapy style”

What’s the opposite of “positive”? It’s not negative.

I googled it to cut some time in locating a definition. 229,000,000 answers. I just don’t have that sort of time. Hold on, I need to grab my coffee for this one. I’ve been watching the spider build this web for over a month now. The lawn dudes keep swiping it away as they meticulouslyContinue reading “What’s the opposite of “positive”? It’s not negative.”

The 444 showed up again, but so did the 555 ~

According to numerology (as I have read it), I am surrounded by angels (the 4’s) and big changes are coming my way (the 5’s). I’ve just heard that another retrograde is happening and the fall equinox recently opened a portal of light ~ in other words ~ we’re very busy over here ~ making myContinue reading “The 444 showed up again, but so did the 555 ~”