Pay Attention When Awareness Knocks

You once told meYou wanted to findYourself in the world –And I told you toFirst apply within,To discover the worldwithin you. You once told meYou wanted to saveThe world from all its wars –And I told you toFirst save yourselfFrom the world,And all the warsYou put yourselfThrough. APPLY WITHIN by Suzy Kassem This poem perfectlyContinue reading “Pay Attention When Awareness Knocks”

Let’s Talk about Shame

“Shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It’s the fear that we’re not good enough.“ ~ Brené Brown “If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive.” There are so many wonderful quotes available about shame that I could just devote this whole blog to that andContinue reading “Let’s Talk about Shame”

I Can Fly My Kite Everyday

Flow is an attitude, a mind-set that allows you to feel as if you can fly your kite everyday, even when there is no wind. I clearly remember when I attained the big milestone of 5 years of sobriety – I was irritated and unhappy – not because I had chosen sobriety – I actuallyContinue reading “I Can Fly My Kite Everyday”

Find Courage to Invest in Yourself!

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” ~ Stephen Covey What does it mean to invest in yourself? Investing in yourself means looking at yourself and determining that youContinue reading “Find Courage to Invest in Yourself!”

Why Do I Feel This Way?

I always had this feeling of not belonging or feeling alone in a crowd – a feeling of disconnection that seemed to keep me separate and apart. Do you know this feeling? It literally took six decades for me to learn that I felt this way and still do every now and then because ofContinue reading “Why Do I Feel This Way?”

I’m FINE – Really?

Freaked out/F – ed up Insecure Neurotic Emotional Now that you know one of the acronyms for FINE, you won’t be able to flippantly say, “I’m fine!” without smiling to yourself anymore. It’s a perfectly fine word that has been ruined by overuse, usually by people who don’t want to tell you that they’re notContinue reading “I’m FINE – Really?”