Obstacles

Obstacles along one’s path are inevitable. It’s how we choose to manage those obstacles that matters. One day a while back while attempting to go hiking with my #1 girl Izee, we came across more than one in my obstacle. Obstacles that had us pause, pivot and try again. We were planning on hiking this one […]

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Drinking = Norm?

Why is it that our society is so quick to judgmentally ask “why aren’t you drinking?” like asking, “what’s wrong with you (for not drinking)?” but yet we never ask, “Why are you drinking?” When did drinking become such a normalized standard? I am not even going to address the effects of alcohol on the […]

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Pressure Building

After that last post…you know the one, where I committed to writing and posting something once a week on living at my edge. To be exact, I said every Monday. Well, it’s Monday and I have no idea what to write. Ugh!! Yes, I am living at my edge every day and I have plenty […]

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Thoughts from the Edge

I’ve been thinking…dant dant dah…a lot lately about my ‘why’. What exactly is your ‘why’ Deanna? I have asked myself that many times in my life. Maybe not in those exact words but in some form or fashion that was what I was searching for. I have always know in my heart, that my why […]

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The In Between Space

You know that time in the very early morning, the space between sleep and awake?  When your dreams are vivid and intense? You know your sort of awake and it’s near time to start your day, yet you can’t seem to leave the surreal experience in that somewhat dream-state. Or maybe you don’t want to.  That was […]

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A Stranger Connection

Last night I attended a local event. Without giving too much detail, the gist of the event was a sacred circle creating community and holding space for one another. The room was filled with a array of people (ages, colors, backgrounds, experiences. etc). Most were strangers to me.  Each of us had 2 opportunities to […]

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Constant Hum

It rattled through me, settling deep in my heart.  A constant hum vibrating softly.  A mindful reminder to be grateful and to continuously hear within.  Bring courage to the surface shattering my fears Fears that are self-inflicted and fears that are learned.  Expressing the unexpressed through compassionate words.  Loving-kindness actions with conscious silence. 

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Give

I know what I have given you. I don’t know what you have received. To give from the heart.To give without expectation.To give with the unknowing of what others will receive.To give knowing you gave all you had. You can’t control what others receive. You can’t even control what others think you can receive. Giving is […]

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Some Days Are

Some days are harder than others and seem as though they will never end.  A setback piled on top of loss, layered with disappointment, uncertainty and self-doubt then sprinkle a little Self-judgment on top. No, this is not a whoa-is-me self-pity post. I mean, if we’re being honest, don’t we all have days like that?  […]

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