Loss: Grieving When You Lose Love


Featured, Relationships

Many years ago, back in 2002, I got my first dog, Bambi. She was a senior dog, almost seven or eight years old, and given away by my English professor in college. I didn’t know what I was thinking when I agreed to adopt Bambi. I don’t think I thought much. I didn’t have any […]

December 9, 2017

The Best Book Of 2017


Books, Reflections on 2017

I am terrified of this word ‘best’. There is a certain finality to that word. I loathe using the word ‘best’ friend. It implies that the other friends are in some way flawed – lesser. I prefer to use the word ‘close’ instead. And if I really need to distinguish that special friend, I just […]

December 5, 2017

Circles


Reflections on 2017

The circle is a beautiful shape – a moving continuation of eternity. When I think of the circle, I am reminded of Life itself. I think of all the ways we repeat endlessly our mistakes, our follies, and our beauty. When I think of myself, I think of myself as a circle. There is no […]

December 4, 2017

The Best Day Of 2017


Reflections on 2017

This was easy. There are all kinds of families, as Tolstoy once wrote, and I have paraphrased him horribly. My family is one of a kind too. My family is one that doesn’t go out too much together. We don’t really travel together much. We are not even the sort who frequent restaurants together all […]

December 3, 2017

Red


Musings, Reflections on 2017

I have never really been fascinated by the color red. Black has always been my color of choice. My wardrobe is filled with black. My moods are often black. I crave the darkness of the night. But when I think of ‘red’ and I think of 2017, I am reminded of one thing – red […]

December 2, 2017

The Worst Lesson of 2017


Reflections on 2017, Relationships

Stage 1 : The stage of wondrous discoveries Stage 2 : The name-calling and the abuse begins Stage 3 : The glorious comeback Stage 4 : The abrupt, anger-filled end Stage 1 The stage of wondrous discoveries When I met DR online last year in February, I was entering a new phase in life – […]

November 22, 2017

What I Read In September


Books

What a beautiful month September was! But then, September has always been kind to me. I love this month for the gentle changes it brings – it’s not quite the end of the year, but it sends a reminder of the months gone by, the fallen leaves of the detritus of the past. It’s a […]

October 21, 2017

In What Ways Are You Holding Yourself Back?


Journal, Musings

Last year, I joined a delightful Facebook group that invited us to reflect on the year that was passing us by with a series of daily prompts. That group then inspired another called Simple Life, Happy Life. This month, the admin of that group decided to start a lovely little journaling exercise for the month […]

October 1, 2017