Dichotomies Within Without Should I be silent or should I shout? Voices beg for attention That perfect note The chord that pulls you in A powerful tug rolling me under Pleasure pains forgetting Not forgotten My hearts desire Unlawful But why not carry on? Throw it out on fertile ground A season of flowering Fragrant... Continue Reading →
Today is International Women’s Day and I woke up with all manner of stories running through my mind and excited about what I would share on this day, yet overwhelmed by the magnitude of what it means. Excited because in this moment we have an opportunity to celebrate women and their stories; overwhelmed because I have been surrounded by a group of powerful women warriors, my whole life… how can I possibly communicate my gratitude effectively?
I have been shaped by so many - the lovers, keepers of the faith, helpers of mankind, counselors, teachers, my mom and sisters, my daughters and nieces, aunties, cousins, BFF’s and the incredible lineup of female clients and women-owned business owners and co-workers that I have had the pleasure of working with for 22 years! It is an incredible tapestry and one that I am so proud to be a part of.
I recently visited my storage unit to reconnect to some of my old stuff (and memories) and found some things that I had boxed up about five years ago before I sold my home and moved to New York. It’s been a whirlwind since then. I have to admit that moving back from Brooklyn to... Continue Reading →
He woke me at 3AM coming up the stairs singing “Sandy (Brandi if you remember the song), you’re a fine girl…” This bartender who mixed my French 75‘s flirted his way to my bed… and he stayed a while. One Valentine’s Day we had cocktails and watched sports, then quietly he walked me home. I... Continue Reading →
We think hitting the ground is a mistake, but the ground we hit, the failure we experience is not a mistake. The world is endlessly mysterious, experience is profound… but it is never a mistake. To foster even a meager appreciation of that is to begin to practice. It is the decision to stop complaining... Continue Reading →
We're here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark. ~ Whoopi Goldberghttps://saturdaysoul.com/throw-a-torch/ Image © Sandy Hibbard
Channeling Hemingway - A Love Story in 100 Words I’m was nervous as a cat. After texting him for a year, we're finally meeting. I wondered, what will he look like? Will I feel the same when I see him? "Oh god, what will he think when he sees me?!" Sick with emotion, I wanted... Continue Reading →
"The birth of a man is the birth of his sorrow. The longer he lives, the more stupid he becomes, because his anxiety to avoid unavoidable death becomes more and more acute. What bitterness! He lives for what is always out of reach! His thirst for survival in the future makes him incapable of living... Continue Reading →
Sometimes I feel a little "Mad Men ish", like Don when he returned to Sterling Cooper after his forced leave of absence and finding that everything had changed. Don Draper, who had once been on top of the world, a Clio recipient, and the most desired man on Madison Avenue, was feeling lost, irrelevant and... Continue Reading →
You don't know what can happen tomorrow. Life is like a novel, isn't it? It's filled with suspense. You never know what's going to happen until you turn the page. ❤️ ~ Sidney Sheldon
If You Want to Feel Light, You Have to Let Go Maybe it’s time to let go. Things build up. They get heavy. When we forget to let go, we feel heavy. Even though you may not be carrying your stuff around in a backpack or a suitcase, you still carry it. You carry... Continue Reading →
Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement... get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed. ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel I could not have said... Continue Reading →
We are all ordinary. We are all boring. We are all spectacular. We are all shy. We are all bold. We are all heroes. We are all helpless. It just depends on the day. ~ Brad Meltzer We are all that! We live so many lives. We are so many people all rolled into one.... Continue Reading →
Bring yourself Home We are fragmented into so many different aspects. We don't know who we really are, or what part of ourselves we should identify with or believe in. So many contradictory voices, dictates, and feelings fight for control over our minds that we find ourselves scattered everywhere in all directions, leaving nobody home.... Continue Reading →
When you can't stand the endless cycle of suffering anymore, you begin to Awaken. ~ Eckhart Tolle As Eckhart Tolle says, when you have had enough you being to Awaken. How long do we have to wait though until that time comes? Wouldn't it be great if we could be aware enough to spot... Continue Reading →