Photo by Joyce Huis Have you ever been with a group of people and find yourself getting caught up in a lot of complaining? Did you ever wonder, "How did I get into this conversation and why am I so 'into' it?!?" While, at the same time, when it's over and you walk away, you feel yucky?? Have you ever found yourself back in the same place with the same group of people still complaining about the same stuff?!? And, what's worse, is that it is so easy to get sucked right back in
Photo by kinkate I have a confession and it might surprise some of you ... even though I was pretty outgoing from an early age, I was not necessarily a happy person. In fact, I was an angry, young woman through my 20's, 30's, and into my 40's. I'm still working on making up for some of the damage I did back then, but that's a topic for another time. I think one of the reasons I became a seeker as early as my teens (or, maybe even before!) was because I had a sense that someth
From a very young age, I spent a lot of time trying to "get it right". I didn't know what I didn't know and I unrealistically thought I should already know ... everything. I often felt like I was doing something or everything wrong. It's also interesting that I thought I was the only one who just couldn't be perfect. If only I dressed better, or was funnier, or thinner, prettier, or my hair was straight, or I was smarter. I constantly worked very hard to "fix" myself. The fir
Photo by: Robb Leahy Life is unpredictable, at best. Yet, many of us live each day as if we "know" exactly what's going to happen next and, as if we might live forever. We put off doing things that not only interest us, but light us up. We save the "good china" or the chic outfit because we are waiting for some vague, special day that will be worthy of those finer things. When we do that, the implication is that today is not very significant. This strikes me as a dreary thoug
I never know where my inspiration will come from when I'm getting "downloads" for the Monday Quote. At times there will be a flurry of thoughts and observations, especially if I'm driving. Some people are stimulated by ions in the shower. The wheels of my brain sometimes feel like they sync up with the wheels of my car. Monday's Q this week got a nudge from a lot of what I heard all around me the whole month of January. As soon as that ball dropped in Times Square it felt lik
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Barbara L Cummings, MS, RN, is a sassy Queen-ager, mentor, confidante and trusted guide who provides people with life support.