The Roommate.

It took me 4 years of helping others get out of The Waiting Room, and discover that the place we go and hide from life had another roommate.   The new roommate hid in plain sight.  Dressed nicely. And paid the bills. He even told us that we were great, responsible and able to make our dreams come true. We believed him.  He was our only supporter and reward.  Our only cheerleader.  His name was…

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You are not here to sleep!

In the last 4 weeks I have travelled to many cities. Loved many people. Heard many stories. Hugged many souls. But I have discovered that we seek safety and routine before we seek life. We seek numbness before we seek vibrancy and excitement. We seek dullness before we seek adventure. When we hurt so much we want to end that pain. And we don't want to end it with LIFE. But with comfort. Why is…

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The Chair

Growth does not happen in big spaces, with no resistance or pushing back. It happens when the space around us is too small for us and we push out stretching our environment as much as we can. Change does not happen when you are relaxing on a big arm chair overlooking the ocean. I wish it did. But I never heard someone tell me: “I was sitting at this big chair overlooking the ocean and I evolved…

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Keep the door open

If you were at my house right now you would see chaos, stress. You would feel the overwhelm and the fear. You see I am about to move to California in less than 72 hours. I have been in the Boston area for 10 years. My husband is buried here. In a few hours I will be saying goodbye to my house, to my friends, to the world that supported me during my biggest loss. To the world who cheered my second…

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Rejection

She comes into your life always unexpected. Her footsteps are always so quiet, as if she is bare footed. When you see her, you notice her arrogance at first. Then her beauty. Oh she is breathtaking. Her visits are short but so memorable. But when she shuts the door behind her, your heart freezes. You are in shock with how she shook your life. You are angry. You pace the room. You get mad at…

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Second Firsts Love

When love knocks on your door second time around. It will shake your foundation.  It will take over your body. It will actually feel like first love. Hard to believe. But true. And you know why? Because it is your FIRST.  It is your first love,  IN YOUR SECOND LIFE.  You are no longer the same person who fell in love all those years ago. The person you are now has never experienced love.  Every…

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