Waltzing Into Life

Waltzing Into Life

(photo courtesy of Fred Astaire Dance Studio Richmond) I danced this weekend.  For anyone who knows me well, this is not surprising.  I have always loved to dance.  I have taken ballroom dancing classes off and on since I was in high school.  I will go out of my way...
Letting Go

Letting Go

Our cat died this week.  She actually passed on Easter Sunday.  She didn’t pick the best day.  After 14 years of life, she might have been a little more considerate than to choose a holiday.  This isn’t about me though.  It is about the kids.  I was not her biggest...
It’s Not All About You

It’s Not All About You

We heard many confusing statements when we were children.  Let’s face it.  Our entire environment was incredibly confusing.  We didn’t know what the rules were.  We weren’t supposed to know.  Our abusers wanted us to feel unsure about our reality so we would not fight...
The Loneliness in Freedom

The Loneliness in Freedom

I have been working through some contracts with my family of origin lately.  I have some very scared inner parts who believe that breaking these contracts will lead to an extremely painful life or even death.  And they are pushing back with sabotage, insomnia,...