Tagged with vulnerability

Why Being Sick Reminds Me of Vampires

I’m cold and then I’m hot. There’s pressure building up in my head like a shaken soda bottle before twisting off the cap. My throat is scratchy and sore. My body is having a temper tantrum, demanding my attention, but I don’t like being sick. There’s a language around being sick that subtly feels like … Continue reading

Can I Handle the Seasons of My Life?

I had the pleasure of hearing Stevie Nicks rehearse a performance of “Landslide” this evening. This song has always been a favorite of mine, but the older I get, the more meaningful it has become. On the live version of the song, before she begins she dedicates it to her father. You can hear the … Continue reading

There’s Nothing to Fear Except Yourself

Why don’t things work out the way I want them to? When does life get fun again? Am I good mother/father/brother/daughter/girlfriend/boss? Is this all there is…the gradual decline…and my inevitable death? How many times a day do you have a fearful thought or worry about something you have no control over? My guess is more than … Continue reading