Looking forward…

Have you ever noticed that looking back gets a bad rap? It's natural to want to reflect on the past to find patterns, connect dots, solve puzzles.  It's in looking back that we learn lessons, piece clues together, better understand the present, and better shape the future. Some resist this activity, for whatever reason (probably …

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Hope…?

Confession Time: it's been more than two weeks since I've posted on this blog.  And it's been forever since I've checked into my WordPress reader.  And, I've never actually participated in a Word of the Day Challenge before.  I'd always been mildly interested in doing so, but had never actually made the move. Today, that …

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Navigating iffy waters…

"How well do you understand what's happening to you?" That was the genuine, non-condescending, realistic question from my counselor yesterday afternoon that got me thinking. Initially I thought it might be sort of a trick question, with a right answer and a wrong one.  I thought carefully, trying to consider every possible angle, mentally squinting …

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