7 Principles of Bending, #4

Dare to muddle through the messiness. Let’s face it. Life just gets messy at times. A real heap of discombobulated junk. Kind of like my story in my Two Days Longer about the morning after my mom died. In numbing his grief and exhaustion, my dad accidentally tossed...
7 Principles of Bending, #3

7 Principles of Bending, #3

Floating moves you farther ahead than flailing. Flailing is seldom a graceful sight. Arms wildly flapping. Maybe a bit of shrieking. I’ve been there. Think person freaked by a tarantula or boa constrictor (yep, I’ve been surprised by both creatures in the wild). Or...

7 Principles of Bending, #2

Resiliency is a process not a point. So often in coming back from a rough patch, you want life to begin anew on your timetable. You make a decision to move forward, but true resiliency or your “bend strength” is shaped over time and not in the today. Your true grit is...

7 Principles of Bending, #1

1. Pain is not the enemy. Years ago after two injury car accidents, I labeled my spinal pain as the “silent tormentor.” I begged for the pain to stop, for the emotional crushing to end. But you know what? The pain was not the enemy. I was. While I was enduring the...
Discovering What Colors Your Life

Discovering What Colors Your Life

  You gotta love how Nature hands us a fresh palette of colors throughout the year (palm trees and aqua ocean waters included). Fall visits to the Colorado high country make me feel like I’m in an outdoor art museum. The aspens shimmer with spectacular...