Photo Friday: Solitude

My choice for today's Photo Friday prompt - Solitude - is a picture I took last December from the ferry deck as Peter and I traveled back to Victoria, BC for a reunion with my family over the holidays. ...more

Could You Live As A Hermit?

NaBloPoMo – BlogHer – March 2014Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Do you enjoy being alone? What do you do when you’re by yourself?~~~~~~~~I do enjoy being alone; the quietness, the solitude, the time to think. Sometimes, I turn the music up loud and bop around the house; sweeping floors, mopping floors, doing the wash, etc… At other times, I read, research, and write in the quietness, or with music, depending on my mood....more

Am I Buying Too Many Lipsticks???

Many of you know me as a humorist but I am also an innately serious and introspective person. Let me begin quickly by saying that this piece is not really about your lipsticks. So, if you are looking for a peek into my makeup case or the overcrowded bathroom drawer, you are bound to be either very excited or very disappointed. Lipstick, or more specifically my penchant for buying stuff seemed like a good place to begin—my delicate entrée into the world of emotions and feelings....more

I Just Want to Be Alone: Confessions of an Introverted Mom

I love my husband and daughter dearly, but sometimes the sights and sounds of them make me want to scream. I realized why yesterday: I am an introvert often forced to live as an extrovert. Sure, I can be a chatty Cathy with the best of them and even people who know me well would probably classify me as outgoing, but when push comes to shove, I’d rather curl up with a good book than do anything else in the world. So the other day, as I felt the weekend slipping through my fingertips and I began thinking of the busy week ahead, my irritation started brewing....more
Oh. Me. Too.!!  My kids are older now, but when they were little I used to say I felt like a ...more

Alone and Yet Present

Mk. 3:31-35There is a quote by Thomas Merton that speaks to me and to the way I carry out ministry:...more

Scorpio Seeking Solitude

                 I never realized how much I enjoyed my own company until I was no longer able to enjoy my own company.  I think I am finally coming to the root of my depression....more

Be Your Own Best Friend

As a woman, I have always longed for close relationships with other women, filled with warmth and joy.  The typical stuff-lunch, shopping, nights out with the "girls".   Women that I can laugh with and share memories with.  However, at 27, I have come to the realization that the last time I even came close to doing these things was some time in high school.  I grew up an only child, envious of girls who had a best friend (and a father)...but that is a subject I will deal with later. ...more

Why Do I Bother?

You've probably concluded by the title that, yes, I am in a bad mood. However, my disposition is not all emotionally induced. My family is mostly to blame on this one. If my mom were reading this, she would, at this juncture, point out my indiscretion of talking bad about my family. And, as I have told her on several occasions, "I love my family, but if you had to live with them, you may find yourself saying the same thing....more

I can certainly relate. My kids are all grown up and I have to say I do enjoy the time I have to ...more

Creative Aging and the Flowering of the Inner Life

Gaea Yudron Sage's Play Exploring creative aging, wellness and spirit www.sagesplay.comI just finished writing a blog post on Creative Aging and the Flowering of the Inner Life. In it, I talk about integrating spiritual practice into everyday life, the beauty of being, not doing, solitude and contemplation, aging as a natural monastery, the transcendent power of words and poetry, and my new solo performance In the Presence of the Sacred. You can read more at http://sagesplay.blogspot.com...more

Finding Silence in the Noise

It has been the end of a very busy week.  I celebrated not only my hudbands birthday, but mine as well.  Then we had to do a joint celebration with my family.  I also start a new job on Monday which I am sorta dreading,  I have been at home for a few years now and have enjoyed spending the time haning out with my children as they grow.  This will be a hard transition.  Instead of my husband understanding how this can make me feel all he sees in the join in not having to be the onlye bread winner. ...more