Cut ‘Em Off

Photo by Nick Demou Cut 'em off. Not a new concept for me. I am the woman who wrote my absentee father a Dear John letter at thirteen. Yet, every New Year and every mid-year the Cutting Them Off memes circulate social media. In case you haven't noticed, it's cut 'em off season. I am... Continue Reading →

We’re All Ariel Sometimes

When I was little, like age four, my favorite movies were The Little Mermaid and The Land Before Time. Much to the displeasure of my big sister, I would watch both every day if I could. But with The Little Mermaid, I sang the songs and begged for a bath every night so I could... Continue Reading →

Smile

The news is dismal these days. There's, seemingly, not a lot of good things going on right now. But that's not true. Remember the news is meant to keep you informed about the bad things, things that may impact you or those around you. It's up to you to continue to see the good in... Continue Reading →

Respect My Boundaries

Self-care is often touted as luxurious bubble baths in claw foot tubs surrounded by a billion candles. It is also thought of in feminine terms. However, while a part of self-care can be luxuriating with wine and candles, there is so much more to it. Luckily, more people are talking about the truly essential aspects... Continue Reading →

Stasis Kills

Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com Stasis is a period or state of inactivity or equilibrium. Short periods of stasis can be good. It gives you a chance to rest and get comfortable. Being in a constant state of flux is as exhausting as it is exhilarating. However, a lifetime of stasis is like living life... Continue Reading →

Get Out of My Head!

Photo by: Free photo 8569636 © Sklemin - Dreamstime.com Sometimes someone says something about you that ping-pongs in your head. Whether you agree with the statement or not, you can't stop thinking about it. It's like being caught in a revolving door with no way out and no emergency button. Over and over you hear... Continue Reading →

I am a Perfectionist

Hi, I’m Cece and I am a perfectionist. I did not know I was a perfectionist. In fact, secretly, deep in the recesses of my mind, longed to be a perfectionist because then I could fight my pack rat syndrome and have a clean and organized home, and I’d be much more productive. Perfectionists were,... Continue Reading →

Remember Who You Are

June has been difficult; stressful. There's been lots of talking at me, about me, and around me. Lots of assumptions of who I am, what I know, and how much I am worth. One thinks I'm not worth the hype. Someone else believes I'm a possible threat to the project... My project. Another think's I'm... Continue Reading →

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 →

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