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...
Life, Plain and Simple

Life, Plain and Simple

I just had lunch with a dear friend and lamented how many projects and loose ends taunt me as fall shifts into gear and winter is pressing on the gas. My internal perfectionism button bobs to High Danger levels when I run through my unfinished-from-summer list. The...
When It’s Easier to Post Jokes and Cute Pet Pics

When It’s Easier to Post Jokes and Cute Pet Pics

Some of us hide our inner struggles rather well. We may be choked by fear or overwhelmed by just getting by. Or, maybe we just don’t want to draw attention to ourselves when so many others have seemingly greater battles. I understand all of the above. Sometime it just...