Grateful, Even For the Crap

Around this time of year we get together with family and friends to recount all the reasons we’re grateful.  Most years I would bet that we’re grateful for what’s gone well, how we’re fortunate or lucky.  This year might be our chance to make this ritual different.

A Little Bit Dead

Unbeing dead isn’t being alive. — E. E. Cummings My son was once telling me an elaborate story about a bug that was “a little bit dead”.  I thought to myself:  It is either dead or alive, no in between.  But is there? Aren’t many of us walking around a little bit dead? We stay … More A Little Bit Dead

Go Ahead and Judge Me– when judging others is good

I have grappled with understanding the concept of judgment for a long time.  One of the reasons is that my experience includes negative feelings around being judged.  You know, when others are judgmental– blaming, critical, rejecting, unkind. This, coupled with the fact that I was taught to be polite and a good girl, made me … More Go Ahead and Judge Me– when judging others is good