Crisis. It happens all around us every day in some form, from the child who cries a lot, to the friend who is dying of a terminal illness, to war and news and everywhere we turn we're surrounded with crisis and news of crisis. We are often left feeling helpless, because as humans, our heart … Continue reading What Is Holding Space?
This psychological test has been around for a while. I've taken it before. I've read the results. I've realized how immensely they've changed when I took this test again today. One aspect of this test that I like is that a parent can take it for their child, if the child is under eighteen. If … Continue reading My Love Languages
A few months ago my twenty-one year old son and his friends invited me to go hiking. "Oh, hell yes!" I responded with excitment. Nature is one of my many loves. I rubbed my hands together gleefully. How cool these youngsters want an oldie but goodie like me along. "Now, mom," my son advised, "this … Continue reading Why “Push Through” Can Be An Illusion
these days attention spans / are so full of lack / there are three seconds / three / yes only three / to get you to find interest in me / as if i could / wrap up a galaxy / in just three seconds / meme / scream / the social machine all these … Continue reading Stream Of Consciousness | 6.18.15
In this vlog, I share my thoughts about invisible diagnoses. v.k.
She jumped off a bridge into the middle of traffic in North Seattle this morning. She has lingered in my heart all day. I don't know her name, what she looked like, if she had children or a husband, family, had ever felt love or had someone hug her. And that makes me sad. I … Continue reading She Left the Planet
Imagine that you're in an empty room. The room has become completely dark. You need to get up and get out of the room, but in order to do that, you have to be able to see so you can find the door. All that is visible is a glow in the dark light switch … Continue reading Why the Switch Sometimes Can’t Be Flipped.