Confessions of negativity

Confessions of negativity

I am something of a positivity fanatic. If you are around me and you say something like, “Well, that probably won’t work out the way I want.” I will usually say, “Don’t affirm that. As a man thinketh so he becomes.” Our words are so powerful. Your brain doesn’t easily...
My writing process

My writing process

When I started this a few weeks ago, after much crying and knashing of teeth, I wasn’t sure if I was writing a book about the process of writing or if I was going to actually begin to share the story and lessons.  I was open to the process would be. Now after...
Do the next thing

Do the next thing

At some point in my journey I got stuck.  I couldn’t figure out if I should turn to the left or the right, go forward or retreat.  My mentor advised me to just do the next thing.  Often we think we need to figure out the whole path before we even start.  I went to...
Perseverance

Perseverance

How did I learn perseverance? Where did it come from?  Is it something you are born with or taught?  Why do some people with less trying circumstances give up easily? I think I learned perseverance after Kay died.  There were nights when I would cry for what seemed...
More about me

More about me

In 2010, I was back in therapy with the same therapist that I had been with during my original breakdown.  I had gone because a friend said she didn’t think I realized how far I had come in the last 12 years.  At the same time I was enrolled in a life writing...