Too Righteous?

Or Just Righteous Enough? Oxford’s definition of righteous adjective morally right or justifiable. “feelings of righteous indignation about pay and conditions” Just as soon as I read “feelings” in the definition, I thought, well, no one can argue with my feelings. But can they? Lately, I’m feeling an abundance of feelings about so many things.… Continue reading Too Righteous?

When Did We Become So Sensitive?

Or Am I Just Jaded? I was raised in a home where you said what you had to say; you got it off your chest and then you let it go. By the time I got to kindergarten, I learned that the rest of the world didn’t operate that way. Along the way, I received… Continue reading When Did We Become So Sensitive?

The Ups and Downs of My Relationship With Food

Who Am I Kidding, I Feel Fat       Eight weeks into quarantine and no surprise that my weight is weighing heavily on my mind. Apparently, one of the by-products of quarantine is a rollercoaster ride of emotions. Out of nowhere you can become all weepy or conversely, elated. This week I was sitting… Continue reading The Ups and Downs of My Relationship With Food

Right Where I am Supposed to Be

Accept, Adjust and Adapt There have been many life lessons learned over the past couple of months. I can’t speak for those of us who were/are in quarantine with others and in fact, I cannot speak for those spending this time alone; I can only speak for myself. Clearly, this is and has been a… Continue reading Right Where I am Supposed to Be

Dialogue With Yourself

  Here’s how the conversation might go on any given day: 5:15 a.m.:  Good morning! Where’s Paco (dog)? Paco! Paco! Come and say good morning because I have to get up to pee. Did I set up the coffee last night? You need to brush your teeth. Hey Paco, good morning, what a good boy,… Continue reading Dialogue With Yourself

Caring Too Much or Too Little

Developing a balance between empathy and good health is a formidable goal and this is a good time to work on it.     I have always been a bit too sensitive. I was bullied as a child because I cried easily (and I liked playing with girls . . . and I hated sports).… Continue reading Caring Too Much or Too Little

Feelings Reiterated

Reblog — difficult time to write and some things require reiteration     Your State of Mind One of the many things that happen when you grow older is coming to terms with your feelings (if you’re lucky). Coping with your feelings, identifying your feelings, sorting out your feelings, embracing your feelings, allowing yourself to… Continue reading Feelings Reiterated

Living in a Material World

  Self-Discovery I’m not sure when it happened or why it happened, but at some point I decided to give up just about all of my earthly possessions. Have you ever wondered what you could live without? Two years ago I had the opportunity to answer that question. I either sold or gave away almost… Continue reading Living in a Material World

Expat Life in Portugal Two Years In

“It is wiser to find out than to suppose.” — Mark Twain       It’s been close to two years since I acquired my residential visa and boarded a plane to Faro, Portugal. Three bags containing all that I chose to keep and my furball companion, Giorgio. I had no idea what awaited me,… Continue reading Expat Life in Portugal Two Years In