100 Days of Writing – Day Sixteen

“The eyes of others are our prisons; their thoughts our cages.” – Virginia Woolf — What does this quote mean to you? One of the common thoughts we all have in life is to be looked upon as favorably by others. For many, self-esteem is directly tied to what perception others have of us,,,,at leastContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Sixteen”

100 Days of Writing – Day Fifteen

“She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.” – Elizabeth Edwards What does this quote mean to you? In looking at this quote, I am reminded that storms are a part of life. Life can tend to get “lifey” and we sometimes find ourselves inContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Fifteen”

100 Days of Writing – Day Twelve

Why do I write? I started writing nearly twenty years ago in the first days of recovery. It was suggested by a therapist I was seeing at the time. I purchased a small journal and started writing and have written most every day since that time. I see writing as a form of therapy IContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Twelve”

100 Days of Writing – Day Eleven

“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are an entire ocean in a drop” What does this quote mean to you? We are but an infinitesimally small part of the “big blue marble” we call Earth. Indeed, when viewed from the perspective of the entire universe, Earth itself seems inconsequential. So how areContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Eleven”

Random Writing – Fear, the evil and corroding thread

Fear has been called “the evil and corroding thread that weaves its way through the very fabric of our existence.” (1) . That certainly has been and can be the case with me. I went through a particularly tumultuous time in my life and would find myself awaking each morning in terror and dread, filledContinue reading “Random Writing – Fear, the evil and corroding thread”

100 Days of Writing – Day Nine

A Place in History What historical event or contexts – way back in time or more recently – have affected you individually or as a family? I would have to say that the coronavirus pandemic has had a huge effect on me individually, on my family, and on society as a whole. Little did weContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Nine”

100 Days of Writing – Day Eight

Explore your spirituality What does spirituality mean to you? The root word of spirituality is “spirit” and I contemplate what this means on both a personal and worldly plane. I, first of all, believe in a creation much bigger than myself. Some choose to call this being a “Higher Power”, some say “God”, and thereContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Eight”

100 Days of Writing – Day Six

“Old ways won’t open new doors.” What does this quote mean to you? If I keep doing the things I’ve always done, I’m going to keep getting the results I’ve been getting. If the results of my efforts are desirable, then I likely should keep doing the same thing. If the results are undesirable, thenContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Six”

Shared Writing – Detachment is Giving Up Control

Detachment is giving up control, even the thought of it! We are so practiced at trying to control others. We learn to be very subtle, certain that others can’t detect our efforts. But they can. I was a master at control, I thought. But all I was really a master at was frustrating others andContinue reading “Shared Writing – Detachment is Giving Up Control”

100 Days of Writing – Day Five

Saying No… How easy is it for you to say no? Not very. For much of my life, I have been a people-pleaser and have ended up saying “yes” to what other people have requested before thinking it through. And then some time later, I’ve regretted agreeing to do something and have gotten resentments withContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Five”