I Don’t Want To Hear It

I Don’t Want To Hear It

“It’s a rare person who wants to hear what he doesn’t want to hear.” ~Dick Cavett Lately I have had to face and listen to a lot of things that I have not wanted to face and/or listen to.  It’s as if a dam has been broken and I am struggling to...
Gravy

Gravy

“We can figure this out,” I said to the man before me and then felt a gentle tug in the back of my mind. Not really, it said. And it was just this morning that I understood.  When I attempt to “figure out” something that is not working, not...
Peace is What I Want

Peace is What I Want

I’m ok, you know?  Well maybe you knew that all along.  Maybe, if you know me, you think: “That Danielle, she’s ok.”  I have to admit however, that most of the time, me being ‘ok’ is news to me.  Sure, intellectually I know...
Same Mistakes

Same Mistakes

Please baby girl, don’t make the same mistakes as me. And I cannot help but feel it is a selfish plea.  I would suffer.  I would suffer to see her float aimlessly through life looking for love in all the places it is not.  But who am I to judge her journey?  Who...
I Opened Up

I Opened Up

I opened up.  And all those things I hid for so long came out, came pouring out.  I just kept talking for fear of stopping and not saying it all.  I just kept going.  It was awkward and it was strained, but that’s how freedom starts.  There’s pressure,...
Sharing My Dark

Sharing My Dark

I was inspired by a dear friend to share my darkness here today. It occurs to me that I spend a lot of time and energy trying to hide these things and so I look forward to the lightness and the freedom that will follow. I do look at my darkness daily. I share it with...
Let Me Remember

Let Me Remember

My life is a teeter-totter of perfection and unworthiness.  It’s actually pretty funny to witness.  I’m amazing, I suck.  I’m the best, I’m the freakin’ worst.  I’m hot as hell, I’m oh God who is *that*?! And so on.  You get...
How Compassion Feels

How Compassion Feels

I like how compassion feels.  I love the light within and around it.  I love the promise it holds…the unity that is implied. If compassion could speak, what would it say?  Perhaps it would stay quiet.  Yes, I think it would.  Compassion would silently smile and...
Rest in Love

Rest in Love

In one moment all seemed lost.  I took the opinion of one person and ran with it.  My mind took me through the depths of the worst-case scenario.  It helped me set up camp there and rest.  Although I’m not sure I can really call that rest.  I stayed there and...
Where They Know My Name

Where They Know My Name

My intuition whispered “Go.” and I’m so glad I listened.  This past Monday night I attended my first 12-step meeting.  The room was quiet and unassuming, but the energy was strong.  People are there to heal.  They are there to admit that they cannot...
Learning Lessons All Over the Place!

Learning Lessons All Over the Place!

So I’m doing a course called Overcoming Negativity Addiction with Denise Coates.  I love it.  It’s helpful and healing beyond words.  I was listening to the recording of the latest class the other day and Denise and another woman were talking about getting...