Happy New Year’s Day From Tbilisi, Georgia!

Yup, I’m starting 2019 in this little country that sits on the continental border of Europe and Asia and is surrounded by Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and the Black Sea! After Michael and I’s Mediterranean cruise, I had three days to blog about our adventures and be blog up-to-date ready for my solo trip here during…

It’s Official – I’m NOT in Menopause!

Confused?  I sure was…confused for a year since my first diagnosis of menopause! A year ago, I needed to understand why I was so tired and my mood so, so, so low. With my history of anxiety and depression, I started seeing a doctor who specializes in mental health and he started me on anti-depressants…

Little Ditty About Love

Here, at the age of 49, I’ve had another “aha” moment about love.   A more mature, deeper “aha” moment.  A new understanding of the many dynamic layers within an authentic, healthy love. Love, according to Stephen Covey, is a verb – an action word with the resulting emotion, feeling of love that blossoms from…

Cutting the Tie – Saying Goodbye to Alcohol

There is a book, I haven’t read it but know of it, called Cutting the Ties That Bind by Phyllis Krystal. I bring this up because for decades, freeing ourselves of the false security, the shadow of dependency on another person, thing or condition is a common malady brought to therapists who help others let go…

My Alcohol Addiction – My Story Now.

As I look back on different blogs where I share my thoughts and feelings on my journey of life, as well as thoughts and feelings on my journey as first a Student, then Practitioner, then Master/Advanced Practitioner of Reiki – I notice that within each blog I’m sharing exactly where I’m at – what aspect…

Thank You – For Those Who Follow My Blog!

Blogging sometimes feels selfish…..because I’m putting my everything out there to share but not reciprocating by involving myself too much in the vast world of bloggers. I’m not the best at following other’s blogs because I tend to isolate – yet I’m learning with Reiki that I need to start to bring the world to…

An Unoriginal Blog on Intellect and Emotion

Does intellect inhibit emotion?  Do emotions inhibit intellect? Does intellect suppress the ability to express emotion and do emotions suppress the ability to rationalize with logic and sound reason? There is an entire world of grey in-between intellect and emotion. There is nurture vs nature, subjective expectations, self-interest vs altruism, left brain vs right brain…

Confidence

As I sit here in the Toronto Pierson Airport on our way to British Columbia, I’m people watching while sipping a Tim Horton’s coffee and thinking about confidence. As all of these people of many different cultures walk by, I wonder? Who has confidence? Who feels safe within themselves? Who feels self-assured because of their…

Anxiety – The Antithesis of Personal Connection

I’ve blogged about having anxiety and depression and my past reasons of an adult life managing both.  I’ve blogged about how my anxiety as shifted and changed over the years, meaning personal growth to overcome one area of anxiety to then bring forth another layer. How sometimes medication works, like it is now and other…

Surviving vs Thriving

Today as I settle into day seven of my Spring Break Staycation I am drawn to write. I realize that it has taken me this long just to settle into a home vacation.  Yes, while this is a decision to relax at home, and truthfully I can’t bring myself to spend money on another trip…