Top Tenish: My Top Influencers of 2011

This is the last post I have for 2011. I’m on vacation with my family for the rest of the year. Rather than end the year with an inventory like I usually do, I thought I’d share with you the top ten people or things that influenced me this year. Outside of my inner circle…

My Top 10 Posts for 2011

While I’m on vacation with my family until the first of the year I wanted to share with you some of my Top 10’s for 2011. The 10 Most Popular Posts for 2011 are: 10. Oh I Forgive You but I’m Still Going to Make You Pay.  Being unforgiven hurts, but it isn’t the end…

A Tail as Long as a Kite

My present to my family this year is the gift of presence. While I’m away, I’ve scheduled some posts for your reading enjoyment. I hope all of you have a blessed Christmas. Be in the moment. Look people in the eyes. Be still. Listen and enjoy each other. Life is short. LIVE the moment. I’ve…

Repost: The Neurotic Messiah

My present to my family this year is the gift of presence. While I’m away, I’ve scheduled some posts for your reading enjoyment. I hope all of you have a blessed Christmas. Be in the moment. Look people in the eyes. Be still. Listen and enjoy each other. Life is short. LIVE the moment. The…

In Search of Wings

Horses lend us the wings we lack. Pam Brown, 1928 I woke up with my shoulders in my ears this morning. My to do list is out of hand what with Christmas just around the corner and my oldest due home on Friday. I have too much on my mental plate and need to blow…

The Queen of Whine

“Acceptance is not submission to a degrading situation; rather is it acknowledging reality and deciding what to do about it.” – One Day at a Time, AFG I can be whiney. Insert the hushed whisper by those who know me well here. “Whiney? You? No! Really?” It’s true. I whine. I ask why. A lot. Granted…

No Longer a Vagabond

“If you are bored with life, if you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things – you don’t have enough goals.” Lou Holtz My husband surprised me this weekend by emptying the spare bedroom where he keeps all of his music gear. Once the room was empty he ripped out…

I’m Not Hard-Core; I just want to Live.

Three frogs are sitting on a log when one decides to jump off. How many are left? Three. One only DECIDED to jump. Deciding to do something and actually following through are not the same thing. I decided to get in better shape in 2009 because of this story – Beaten By A Stroke: A True…

Just Call Me the Mad Hatter

I’m late to the party yet again. I get it. And the sad part? I do not look nearly as spectacular as Johnny Depp. (I’m even late to realize I’ve used an incorrect analogy – It wasn’t the Mad Hatter who was late, it was the rabbit. Oh well.) This week, I’ve been late to…