“Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At […]

Letting go

Don’t we often sit and wonder “Why did this happen? and “Why am I here, again?” It seems that the older I get, the harder it is to pick myself up from a fall, especially when I’ve not only lost my balance, but lost my perspective. I often feel like I don’t belong here, like […]

A change in settings

Many people joke about wanting an “easy button” to skip the things in life that are hard. This weekend, I wish for such a thing, but instead, I wish there was a button to erase the things that make my heart feel heavy, such as skipping songs that sound anything like love or happiness.  I […]


In training newer employees to prepare for my upcoming departure from work, it seems that much of my advice is based on “what not to do” in certain circumstances derived from the issues that have happened in the past. Overall, when observing the paths I have taken in my personal life and where I stand […]

Freedom and Bondage

“I just want to be free.”   Those are words my heart was screaming over the past few months concerning past hurts that I had locked inside. Last night, my 17-year-old daughter uttered the same words to me to explain why she decided that homelessness was better than staying with me. “I just want to […]