- February 03
- Quaker buddhist, kinda quirky, loves cooking and knitting and movies.
Dr Who fan, Scandinavian-aquarian and cat lover. Would love to be paid to travel around the world and write about local healing cultures. While eating and drinking and dancing. One day I will have a health cruise in the fjords.
MY RECENT POSTS
- I think I've been "Ma'am'd"
August 07, 2014 08:03PM
- The Feminine Feminist
July 26, 2014 01:05PM
- 10 Things I Wish I Could Say
or Have Said to Me
June 25, 2014 10:12PM
- No-Self Esteem: Getting Rid of
Low Self Esteem
May 18, 2014 07:50PM
- A Girl and Her Cat
May 05, 2014 04:32PM
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- “Hey J- glad you speak
up, again and again. An
August 12, 2014 10:55PM
- “Totally over it. Ready
August 10, 2014 03:15PM
- “I could go all power
play and say, "It's not ma'am,
August 08, 2014 01:22PM
- “I have to say that GH
nailed the most of that.
Likely. I know
that most men
August 08, 2014 10:22AM
- “So, I just came back
from a night of cocktail
the times have
August 08, 2014 02:04AM
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I think the universe is trying to cock block me.
Back in March, I met a cute guy at a conference. Lots in common, easy to talk right away. He moved the conversation from medical professional to personal interest. He suggested coffee, I accepted. Conversation flowed like… Read full post »
This year I embarked on a journey of becoming a meditation instructor. Aside from learning about what it is, and what it isn't, I have learned much about the different styles of meditation and what they are focused on. There is so much overlap, and yet those subtle differences may be… Read full post »
10. I did everything you suggested, and it all worked out perfectly. I would love to pay you more money than you asked for your good advice.
9. My ex was also an underwear model, but your mind is so much sexier than hers/his. (Could be on the giving… Read full post »
In my work, I often find myself in the position of cheerleader. I listen to the issues that my patients (usually women) bring in, and help them sort them out in a way that is useful. Usually this means looking at them from another point of view, which means reframing them… Read full post »
I am a cat lady. Not yet old or crazy, I am on a life path that will include feline companionship more often than human. For some, a relationship must have certain elements, and for me, one of those elements is "Must love cats".
I have had lots of kittens… Read full post »
I usually make my commutes in silence, a time where I have no persons or animals to tend to, no chores to be done, no "thing" to accomplish- other than get my body from home to work, in a timely fashion. I used to use this time for phone calls with… Read full post »
The healing arts cannot be driven on science alone. Bedside manner is only one way in which delivering health care is dependent not just on the information given, but the way it which it is given. Understanding the complexities of the individual patient in front of you is key to making… Read full post »
Many of you may know that I am generally a pro-peace, choose non-violence kind of person. I have had a long friendship with Quaker community, and am now actively a Buddhist practitioner. I grew up with a fair amount of verbal and physical violence in my home, directed at me, at… Read full post »
I had a notion to write a blog today with this title, and as I sat down to formulate what thoughts and ideas I would put into it, I saw that Phyllis had managed to be similarly inspired today. Live the Life You Want to Live.
Personally, I have had a… Read full post »
These days, the word narcissist is thrown around like a dollar store diagnosis. Narcissism, historically, has been considered a male disorder. The female companion diagnosis, is Borderline Personality Disorder. Narcissism evokes the Greek Mythology from which it derives its name. &n… Read full post »
(This is not about leafy green vegetables)
There is a wonderful danish expression "at traede i spinaten" which roughly translates to "to step on the spinach". The meaning would compare how when one is out viewing the garden of friend, we have crushed the spinach patch with our big… Read full post »
As a recent returnee to the single life , I have naturally met with all sorts of advice and insight from well meaning folks. "Learn to be on your own" "Learn what you want to do" "Focus on yourself" "Learn to love yourself" Etc. While I understand why these things are… Read full post »
I have learned a lot these past few years, and a lot of what I have learned is how awful dating is. It was pretty bad back when I was trying to do it, and I hear no good things about it now. I am a woman of a certain age,… Read full post »
If you don't change when you are in a relationship, you really aren't in a relationship. You just know somebody, probably killing time, waiting for something else to come along. Some of us are so into protecting who we think we are, we refuse relationships. Fear of intimacy is about… Read full post »
Online Free Community College, Open Salon, is revving up to graduate its final class of bloggers, journalists, novelists, poets, memoirists, diarists, artists, commenters and trolls. With the first week of May in just under two months, getting the graduates sorted and situated with their post S… Read full post »
Let me be the first to admit I am totally sick of kale. I say this as I eat my last kale salad, at my desk, wishing I had just gone for the romaine or mixed greens.
I eat healthy, and I love my vegetables. Every week I am at… Read full post »
Today marked a first for me. I was asked to convene the Vipassana group I sit with on Sundays. Our "leader", who founded the group many years ago, and who has dedicated hours of her time each Sunday to overseeing the care of 1 to 2 sits, has asked others to… Read full post »
"Today's the day!" Eliza exclaimed, turning over the just delivered envelope in her hands. Thick padding, silver paper, sealed and embossed. Emotrix Industries. "Today's the day, Vincent," she called again, turning her head back over her shoulder to catch his attention. He was… Read full post »
What makes you click?
This is the question I am asking you, personally, to take the time to answer in the comments section.
What makes you, demographic information here, personalization there, decide to click on an ad, follow a lead, print out a coupon, show up to an appointment,… Read full post »
I have a friend who changed her name a few years ago. Twice. First, she went to change her name, after her divorce. In filing the paperwork, it turned out that she had never legally changed her name after the marriage. Despite living as Mrs... all these years, with all… Read full post »
This question popped into my head the other day, as I was ruminating over a series of recent incidents in my life.
When is it the best choice to just shut up and let things go without making a comment or forcing a conversation?
I hear people say that… Read full post »
My sister called, a little disturbed. She had been on a date recently (good) that went well (great) with a guy she met on a new dating app for her phone. She hadn't looked into it, but a friend insisted she try it. After a second, good date and phone chat,… Read full post »
I could never have predicted what this past year would become. Coming close on the heels of the 2012 year of disasters, I imagined a year of change (of course) but nothing I had in mind this past Dec 31st.
What a difference a year makes.
Somehow, my plans… Read full post »
The recent ruckus over White Santa has me contemplating the current state of the War on Solstice, and cultural appropriation. Thankfully, much of the US has been completely whipped with a snow and ice frenzy par excellence. I haven't seen any ironic White Christmas memes go out. My… Read full post »
It's that special time of the week again when we gather round our LED fire places and throw some kindling on the Yule Log! Except this is no ordinary week, it is the week before Festivus! What a better time than come together and collectively grieve the year of 2013! … Read full post »
Oryoki Bowl's Favorites
- Ted Frier
- just phyllis
- The Chocolate Covered Kitchen
- Margaret Feike
- Mary Stanik