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Love thy enemy, "noise."

I am living with an uber extrovert, a woman who talks nonstop. All of the quiet people who live here seem to enjoy her but I find it challenging. 394 more words


Co-creating with others.

By living “in community”, I am seeing myself more clearly. I didn’t experience this when I lived communally 26 years ago. At that point in my life, I was still processing everything privately. 564 more words


5 Lies Told By Middle-Aged Women

  1. “I’ve never felt better. In fact, I just started ______________ (zumba/yoga/training for a marathon).”

In truth, we feel like hell. We have brittle fingernails, dry hair and night sweats. 603 more words


What I wake up to.

You have to go to the places that scare you so that you can see: What do you really believe? Who are you really? Are you prepared to take this all the way to wherever the truth leads you and accept that you have to figure out different ways of confronting reality? 424 more words



My dear ladies and occasional gentleman, I have heard it is quite common to have FLASHBACKS after a TRAUMA. And although it has been quite some time since I was in the wonderful city of MARRAKECH in MOROCCO along with the joyful memories are a few traumatic ones. 164 more words

Don't sweetie me.

Yesterday at a bank I put my hand into my purse to get my glasses and the clerk said, “Oh, here’s a pen sweetie.” When I said I was getting my glasses, she giggled and said, “I could let you borrow mine.” Huh? 172 more words


Phase Two: In Community.

This morning I had brunch with my new community. There are 12 of us total, 10 women and 2 men. Afterwards, the newcomers (3) got a tour of the organic garden which has everything one could possibly want to eat, along with fresh herbs and fruit trees. 408 more words