The hollow feeling in the pit of my stomach that keeps me up at night, I am ready for you to leave.  You’ve had your fun, and now it’s time for you to go.  I don’t get to stay at the party forever, so why should you? Maybe I deserve all the sleepless nights, though.  […]

One of my favorite things to do these days while walking/jogging is to queue up a podcast or two on the ol’ iPhone. Ya know, let the frequency waves swirling in my ears keep my mind off the signals of pain the legs and lungs are sending. (I have to be honest here – it […]

Am I good enough? Can I master this new task? What if I fail? There’s no escape from the wall of self-doubt. Unlike traditional walls, this wall can appear at anytime, because this particular wall is not built by bricks or stones. “What did you do with the money your mom gave you to buy […]

The late 80’s was an exciting time period for me.  I was learning what it was like to enter the “Adult Phase” of my life as I was sort of on my own while attending college.  Of course, at that time, I didn’t realize how sheltered I really was, though, because I wasn’t paying, rent, […]

“You are going to fail,” says the inner voice, determined to stay at the forefront of conscious thought, leaving little or no room to hide.  Fear of failure gives way to certain, impending doom.  “Why bother?”  It’s just another day of living under the steady drumbeat of inner voice daggers. “You can beat it,” people […]

Outward appearance plays a vital role in our society.  Check out the number of commercials sponsoring products purported to slow down the aging process, “Apply this cream and your skin will look 10 years younger,” says the soothing voice as if all of life’s problems are solved by looking younger.  Marketing firms do their best […]

There are many distractions in this life.  It is easy to blame chasing the wrong path on youth:  the mistakes made are due to youthful ignorance, and it is only natural that the young fall prey to the lure of the shiny object.  More years of data is collected, though, and the evidence reveals the […]