I’m Moving Out

I think it was January or February of 1989. It had to be one of those months because it was ass cold outside as I was standing at a bus stop in Chicago, waiting to catch a ride home with my dear friend. We were wearing dress shoes and our Class A military uniforms (for … Read more

Intention

We are what we are And everything we are  is in everything we do  I want my hands to sound like rain, like the heat of the sun,  the flow of the river,  the crash of the ocean,  the soil of the earth,  the crescendo of wind, the vast silence of sky,  the loud clap … Read more

Mind-Fucked

Yes, you read that correctly, “mind-fucked”. That is the definition of when you let your mind think of all the possibilities of what something could be, might be, may turn out to be. All the if’s, and’s, and but’s. The what if’s, coulda, woulda, or shoulda. The maybe’s and who knows. It’s all the crazy … Read more

What Do I Need To Improve?

I would definitely say that there’s room for improvement…for myself and my life. And, since we’re all staying home and trying to get through this pandemic, I can’t think of a better time to try and make some positive changes. I don’t need to completely overhaul my life, maybe just a couple of things to … Read more

Solitude

Solitude has helped me find a type of meditation and inner peace in the most mundane things. While alone on Easter Sunday, I decided to make some yoga eye pillows. I pulled the fabric out and started the process of ironing. Spray water, slide the iron, move my hand along the material to smooth it … Read more

Work, Life, Balance – Balancing A Career And Motherhood

In theory, this sounds like a beautiful thing. It takes the edge off the guilt. Why, might you ask, do you feel guilt, Dawn? Well, it’s easy. I’m a working mom. I wonder if men ever experience this — how it feels to go to work every day with the weight of guilt bearing down. … Read more

A Gift To Me

If there is one thing I’ve learned while on my journey, it is to try and live a more vibrant life. A life that is filled with excitement, joy, a sense of curiosity, creativity, love, and wellness. And, that’s the best gift I can give to myself! This was emphasized recently while attending Oprah’s 2020 … Read more

Career Transition

One day you wake up and you are out of a job. You have a few choices. You can cover your head with a blanket and hide, which you are entitled to do. You can hop on the computer, start updating your resume, and look for something in the same field. Or, you can walk … Read more

The Return

Where one sees dust, another sees creation I, too, will disappear into the endless sea And become another star in the constellations Only our love will echo through the tides of time, and that, only as faint whispers in the memory of song, each note dropping embers into the souls of all that are tied … Read more

Life Can Change In An Instant

When you wake up in the morning, you never know what life may hold for you. I remember one morning when my girls were in elementary school, the news was on while we were getting ready for the day, and the anchors were talking about car accidents. I remember thinking, “I wonder how people would … Read more