The Legacy

As far as legacies go, my tastes lie with something simple, like a check. Or stock. Or heirloom china. Unfortunately Mama wasn’t the heirloom china type. What I got when she departed for the peaceful place where mothers don’t have to cook, clean, or say, “If I told you once, I told you a million times,” was not the inheritance I assumed was my birthright. What she left me was the very thing I was the least qualified to handle. Wisdom....more

Honoring You

 Honoring  " facilitate love and compassion, patience, tolerance, humility, forgiveness."...more

Advice from My 62 Year Old Self: 12 Key Lessons

I always love "advice to my younger self" type posts. Simply because if we are purposeful about it, we do become wise women as we continue to experience life. There are always some time-tested lessons (like - I should've listened to my mother!) and new epiphanies that only the living can bring. Here is a great post from Adela of The Black Tortoise on what her 62 year old self would say to her younger self. ...more

There’s No Right Track

Mike RobbinsI was talking to a mentor of mine a few weeks ago and I asked him, “Do you think I’m on the right track?”  He said to me, “Mike, the issue isn’t whether or not you’re on the ‘right’ track; it’s that you think there’s a ‘right’ track to begin with.”As we talked about this more and I began to think about it in a different way, I realized that so often I find myself striving for this insatiable “right track,” as if there’s some place I’m “supposed” to be and some outside authority who can validate it for me....more

The Way It Is

A few months ago we went to a fundraiser for a local organization called Art in the Public Eye.Sean and I walked around scanning the silent auction items before bidding on a few different things, one of which was a family fun pack for three hours at a Lake George Arcade. I think somehow the idea of bidding on (and winning) a kid-friendly item tempered the guilt of another late night out without them. The certificate has been on the side of the fridge ever since....more

How Losing A Job Can Be A Good Thing

When I was terminated from my job in 1998, I didn't know then what I know now.For 11 months I’d been trying to “stick it out” even though I’d known this wasn't the best company for me less than 60 days after starting there. At last, I was ready to admit defeat. I was ready to give up and move on, but the regional manager beat me to the punch and fired me before I could quit....more

Past Trish wasn't always so nice

It has been a long, busy, crazy day, so I think I'll default to the list format today rather than go full-on essay on yo buns.Today I am grateful for:Courage -- Being fearless enough to take on a freelance job that is absolutely bonkers --  and not in a ha-ha sorta way. A few years ago I might have written this off but now I'm up to the challenge....more

Cultivating Wisdom

 Two weeks ago I put the finishing touches onto a manuscript I’ve been working on in one form or another for over a three years now. Last week I posted it off and now I wait, in six weeks time, to hear from the first two agents I’ve chosen. ...more

Wonderful Wednesday - Wise Words From Another - Claude McKay

Wonderful Wednesday - it is wonderful to stand tall and proud in the face of unfair opposition....more

Native American Wisdom

I thought I'd take a different tack today and post some of my favorite Native American proverbs.  Where known, the tribe of origin is noted.  I hope you enjoy them and perhaps find one that is meaningful for you.Even a small mouse has anger. - Tribe Unknown When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice. -Cherokee...more