Fourteen and Eight

Yesterday was my anniversary. Fourteen and eight. Fourteen years together. Eight years married. Two college students who met young and grew up together. We became adults together. In fourteen years we’ve weathered death and heartbreak, loss of purpose, loss of self, and disenchantment with love. Between us, there are four graduations, three career changes, one... Continue Reading →

The Disease of Insecurity

You are walking down the street feeling good, enjoying the nice weather when someone smiles at you. Instead of thinking they are friendly or attracted to you, you wonder if there is something in your teeth, or if a bird pooped in your hair. You get a promotion and immediately think it is due to... 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 →

Thank You, Next

It's taken me several years to get to this point, but I can say without falter that I trust the universe. Even with my control issues, my need to know what's around the corner coming for me, I trust that things happen for a reason. I trust it to toss lessons my way in the... 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 →

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