When Sharing Our Pain Helps Others

  I’ve been giving a lot of thought lately to the concept of “sharing”. Specifically, in the realm of life experiences.  And more specifically, the sharing of adverse life experiences.  Case in point. I recently attended a fundraiser for a non-profit agency where the guest speaker was a recovering  addict. His story was quite compelling. […]

Recalibration…a writers lament…

Note to self: Write something dammit! So, I started a blog with the seemingly realistic goal of posting every month or so.. at first, I exceeded that with weekly ramblings that seemed to just flow through my brain to my fingers and off the keyboard into the vast beyond known as the internet.. and Middlemindblog […]

The Healing Reads

Originally posted on MiddleMindBlog:
I love to read. As a young girl I would devour books at a record pace, always feeling a little disappointed when I reached the end. In my world, a good book is a guilty pleasure, an escape, an indulgence. I load up my kindle several books at a time and often…

An Exemplary Father

On father’s day, and perhaps everyday, there will always be those who celebrate having an amazing father in their lives. And I am one of the lucky ones. I do not take that for granted, because I know many people who have never had a father figure they truly looked up to, were inspired by […]

Ageless Dressing or Dressing Your Age?

Originally posted on MiddleMindBlog:
So there I was.. browsing the clothing racks at a well known boutique chain at the local mall. I was really just hoping to find some cute tops and a few pairs of pants that would make me feel better about my problem areas.. And let me assure you – as the…

Ageless Dressing or Dressing Your Age?

So there I was.. browsing the clothing racks at a well known boutique chain at the local mall. I was really just hoping to find some cute tops and a few pairs of pants that would make me feel better about my problem areas.. And let me assure you – as the years go by, everyone, regardless […]

Staying on the Wrong Horse?

Sometimes when you get on the wrong horse, you just need to stay for the ride… If you’ve ever gone on a guided trail ride, maybe while on vacation, or maybe you happen to live near a ranch, one of the first things the guides do is size you up in an attempt to match […]

Are We There Yet? The Road Trip, Revisited.

Growing up in a large family in the 70’s meant that any vacations we took were done via large vehicle, driven for hours on end by my caffeine fueled father. Mom packed a cooler full of sandwiches, baggies of grapes, Oreos and the usual 70’s snack fare. We’d pile into the “maxi-van”, a huge vehicle […]