Roadrunner Musings

What Can I Do?

My evening meditation and reading always ends up being attended by my followers, Chili and Abe. I read another chapter of “A Guide to the Good Life – {the ancient art of stoic joy}” by William B. Irvine. As I read, I took a few notes, asked myself a couple questions, and had an...

Coping With Trauma

Trauma happens in everyone’s life. Even in the best of situations, childhood is complicated. Just like us, our parents were doing the best they could with what they had at the time. We’ve all developed coping mechanisms to keep going. Some of them are causing more problems than they solve. I used to have...

“Real”

“Gifted women, even as they reclaim their creative lives, even as beautiful things flow from their hands, from their pens, from their bodies, still question whether they are writers, painters, artists, people, real ones. And of course they are real ones even though they might like to bedevil themselves with what constitutes “real.”” “…a...

Discovering Small Spaces

There are spaces built into our lives, small stretches of time between tasks where we used to take a breath and think. I started to re-discover these spaces this past month when I deleted Facebook and then Instagram from my phone. If you’ve been reading my posts, you probably know that I’ve had a...

Speak. Because You Have Something to Add.

You guys! It’s so important to live out loud and honestly. Speak. Tell your stories. Show your pictures. Share your ideas, your thinking, and your passions. You may never get positive feedback. You may never gain followers or an income. It may feel like no one is ever listening or learning from you. But...