Expect the Worst

Photo by Pixabay I'm a planner. I always have plans A through J, and I'm working on K to Z as we speak. Cece V Expect the worst. Prepare for the worst. What’s the worst that can happen? Words I live by. Words that drive every single sleepless night and every decision I make. In... Continue Reading →

Grace

I reached into the velvet bag and pulled out a glass stone. The decorative stone was a pretty light blue with streaks of silver. Turning the smooth, cool stone over, I read the word. Grace. Closing my eyes and tried to think through my answer to the next instruction. Opening my eyes, I gazed at... Continue Reading →

Therapy Doesn’t Work

"Therapy doesn't work." I hear it all the time. Well I am here to tell you that you are 1,000% correct. Therapy does not work. It simply can't work when you do not enter it with the right mindset and intentions. Therapy is like every other relationship. It takes mutual reciprocity for it to blossom... Continue Reading →

Discovering Restorative Yoga

I've recently discovered Restorative Yoga and it has been the perfect Sunday morning ritual... if by perfect you count the kid and the big dog laying on mat with me. Now, I do not practice yoga regularly. While it would help my back and restore some of the flexibility I've lost over the last decade--and... Continue Reading →

The Upper Limit Problem

I just finished reading a book by Gay Hendricks called The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level. I read a lot of self-help, how to unlock hidden potential books for several reasons. One of my purposes in life is to help others (namely school and college-aged) discover their potential.... Continue Reading →

So Much Energy

Ever see Monster's Inc.? The monsters use the screams of children to power their city. Monster's Inc. is the company that employs the professional Scarers--monsters who pop out of closets to scare kids to collect the screams. The monster world experiences an energy shortage because it was getting harder to scare children in the modern,... Continue Reading →

Call A Referee

Ladies and gentlemen look at this incredible fight. I just can't turn away. Life lands a powerful combo. Cece staggers but lands an incredible uppercut of her own. But she's winded folks, and Life's jabs just keep on coming. Oh. Oh no. The cut above her eye is bleeding profusely, blinding her. Ow, Life hands... Continue Reading →

Loss of Ambition

A few months ago, someone said, "You used to be so ambitious! That's what I'd always liked about you." I was floored. There are no words to describe how shaken I was by this statement. The statement was in past tense. I used to be ambitious. Used to be? There are three things about me... Continue Reading →

Being Busy

Photo Credit: Free photo 1731016 © Torsten Schon - Dreamstime.com Busy! Everyone is busy. No one has any time. Busy, busy, bees, just buzzing around, flitting from one thing to another. . . Oh. I guess it's just me. Well, allow me to speak for myself. I am busy as hell. I have a family,... Continue Reading →

When Do You Let Go

This week I realized I'm a very dysfunctional relationship. The ups and downs are taking a toll on me. First, everything is great. I am fulfilled, feeling satisfied, and doing what I love. Inevitably, all hell breaks loose. Then I begin to feel alone, adrift, and overwhelmed. But when I start to weigh my options,... Continue Reading →

Maybe I Should Grow Some Patience

I've been a little flustered lately. Work is way too demanding and home is a bit stressful. My life feels like a jigsaw puzzle with too many pieces. I can't figure out how to make everything fit. I feel like I'm constantly missing the mark. In June, I literally worked over twelve hours day and... Continue Reading →

They Just Can’t. Forgiveness Part II

"Adulthood is like looking both ways before you cross the street and then getting hit by an airplane."--Unknown A few days ago a friend sent me a tweet that made forgiveness seem less like an act of God and more like an act of kindness. @EboneeDavis posted, "Don't take it personal when people can't show... Continue Reading →

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