Re-Adjusting: Resurrection and Transformation

If you have ever experienced the death (or loss) of a loved one, you know that your life becomes a series of firsts. First birthday without them, first holiday, first year, and so on. So here I am in my first month without him. These last 30-days have been a slow drip through the surreal….

Body-Mind-Spirit: A Tale of Disconnect

First, I want to be clear that, although some of this may sound like a pity-party, it’s far from it. If you decide to read through this, you’ll see what I mean. Now let’s begin. When I chose to live a vegan lifestyle in 2006, I felt like an outsider for the first year or…

“If You Can’t Love Yourself…” and the Gift of Being Single

I’ve noticed that, despite not liking being a singleton, I’m getting very picky about dating. Specifically on-line dating. The messaging stage is my common filter. I don’t respond to 98% of the messages I receive, and if I do, I’m quick to end any pursuit once I notice a red flag. Well, I call them…

Killing Me Softly

A little piece on Erykah Badu’s “Window Seat” and how it rocked my soul.

Revisiting Leo

It’s no secret that I’m a romantic at heart. For years I tried to deny it, but it’s authentically who I am. Growing up as a PBS kid I was exposed to shows that explored science, nature, storytelling, etc. Every once in a while I would catch a great presentation, and Leo Buscaglia happened to…

Memories – of the smelly kind

I was out with at the Farmers Market last week with a friend. I was looking for some greens, some rich lush veggies, to prepare and enjoy. Instead, I found some unexpected memories. It’s amazing how the sense of smell can trigger the strongest most vivid memories. Not just images, but memories filled with emotions….

Bloggiversary

This Blog is a year old and I have to look back and see what progress has been made and what needs to continue. Originally, this blog was created to focus on being vegan, single, and living with two dogs. Well, I’m still vegan, still single, and only live with one dog. Los Dogs BabyGrrrl…

Dating

Since this blog is also about being single, I suppose I should write about it. For me, being single goes through cycles of loving it and abhorring it. When I love it, it’s mainly the love of freedom. The freedom to do as I please, when I please. Spontaneous action and knowing that I can…

Fearless

At times I find myself looking back at my past relationships, most of which were painful. I know now that I have a pattern of choosing partners who are emotionally unavailable. A self-fulfilling prophecy if you will, because at my core, I believe that I do not deserve what I want. I’m also learning that…

In retrospect…

You may as well tell me that grass is really pink and that the sun is really green. I can’t believe that all this time, what I thought was “normal” was really just sad and pathetic. For a while I’ve known that (despite my better judgement) I tend to have relationships with people who are emotionally unavailable….