Baby…Why Don’t You Just Meet Me in the Middle

I'm a competitive person by nature. I maintain high expectations for myself. A goal-setter. Boundary breaker. Maybe it's the Taurus in me. Maybe it's the Long Island in me. Maybe it's the "me" in me. Conversely, and more importantly, I am soothed by Nature. To be in a place away from the everyday distractions...the hustle …

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Drowning in Silence, Emerging in Peace

“Speak only when it improves upon the silence.” -Gandhi   Silence. It was deafening to my soul most of my life. Truly deafening.  I did all that I could to fill the void with noise…constantly initiating conversations, funny jokes, pointless rambling, playing music. Anything.  Anything to drown out the silence. Silence was something I could …

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“For Everything You’ve Missed…

you've gained something else." - Ralph Waldo Emerson Last April, I wrote the piece, Tick, Tock…Tick, Tock… about my struggles with the concept of "time." Completely consumed by it at the time, focusing on anything else was near to impossible. Time continues to be a reoccurring theme in my life. However, I am not nearly as anxious …

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When Life Happens…You Take a Sabbatical.

So life happened. The journey of beautiful triumphs and heartbreaking moments. You've been there too, right?  Those times in your life when you need to take time to reflect, reground and rise again? Something like this: But actually more like this: I have so many adventures to tell about during my "life sabbatical": my first …

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