Happy marriage. An oxymoron?

Is anyone happy in marriage? Sure, the first year or two is great, but is anyone happy after 7 years, 10 years, 20 years? As we float through life talking with people, but never delving too deep, it sounds like people are happy. But, upon deep conversations I've discovered most married people I encounter are either unhappy or ambivalent. After eight years of marriage I find myself swaying between both. Oh yeah...we had our anniversary about three weeks ago. We both forgot until today. ...more

I too am happily married.  He is my best friend and I cannot imagine my life without him.  I ...more

Confessions of an Insomniac: Time to relax

Relax? Until recently, “relax” has always been synonymous for “lazy” in my mind. I have always preferred to spend my time more constructively. I would try to relax, but I would find at least 500 things that have to be done at that very moment or else life would cease to exist. Read the rest of this entry >> ...more

Life Questions : While On The Path Toward Inner Peace

The one place I had the option of running to for refuge is currently in flames and has become virtually unlivable. Where I was running, people are fleeing. Is the universe trying to tell me something? Theres no place left to run in my eyes, there's no one to turn to and my only choice is to stay and fight the good fight. The endless battle between good and evil and it's all happening above my shoulders and in front of my eyes. What is real? Where are lines drawn? Where does insecurity end and reality begin? ...more

WOMEN AND SEX IS LIKE APPLE PIE AND ICE CREAM

The other day I was working on a project with a "friend" of mine. I use the quotes because although we get along really well, we haven't known each other long and our contact is basically limited to when we are working together. ...more

Confessions of an Insomniac: Can You Hear the Sound?

It is the sound of settling … Never settle for anything in life less than extraordinary. This has been my philosophy for as long as I have known. And, yes, I did rip it off of a cheesy movie. I do not always follow my own philosophy and have been known to let a few chances at happiness slip through my hands. I even think that I am guilty of settling right now. Read the rest of this entry >> ...more

Can you hear the sound?

It is the sound of settling … Never settle for anything in life less than extraordinary. This has been my philosophy for as long as I have known. And, yes, I did rip it off of a cheesy movie. I do not always follow my own philosophy and have been known to let a few chances at happiness slip through my hands. I even think that I am guilty of settling right now. Read the rest of this entry >> ...more

Living in the moment

My dream is to visity Norway and to eventually live there for 6 months out of the year. I fell in love with Norway when I read a book by my favorite author (Nicola Griffith). She opened up a whole new world for me. She made me really think about taking a 14 hour flight (with a layover in London) to a land I had only miniscule knowledge of and frankly never wanted to experience. You never realize how your words or actions will affect someone. I have been trying to be very mindful of that as of late. She has done that for me. ...more

Simple Secrets Of Happiness

The Simple Secrets Of Happiness 1. JUST SAY NO: Committing to things we don't want to do, let alone have to do, saps happiness. Strive to understand that it's okay to say, "Thanks, but I can't work the benefit," to your PTA president. Remember, when you don't give in to guilt, you are then fully available to others without resentment or anger. ...more

How My Adoption Changed Me as a Mom

When I was two days old, I was adopted. My mother (the woman who adopted me) had suffered an ectopic pregnancy which had rendered her infertile. My parents raised me to the best of their abilities and though I didn’t have what anyone would call an “easy” childhood, I know that I am fortunate to have been “chosen” by my parents. Even though I know that they did the best that they could, I always felt that something was missing; I had a “hole” that no one could fill. ...more ...more
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