The Love

She sat quietly in her chair, not wanting to be noticed, yet wanting to be noticed with all of who she was. Attention-seeking and attention-denying, she found it hard to say exactly what she meant. She looked nothing how she felt, because she felt like a little girl and knew she appeared as some form of … More The Love

Habit Forming: Oasis

In brief, habits are formed when there is a cue, followed by routine, followed by reward. For example, when I get off work and come home, my cue to snack, freak out, have a panic attack, pace the house, or act insane is initial feelings of anxiety. My reward must be some sort of relief from my stress or else this pattern, habit, would not have formed. So there it is, one of my most simple habits diagrammed using Duhigg’s formula: cue: anxiety, routine: snacking/pacing, reward: relief. … More Habit Forming: Oasis

Talented…or not?

My husband and I hosted a New Years party in which we played the game “What’s Yours Like?” The premise of the game is for one person to be the “guesser” of a noun on the piece of paper being passed around the group, and for the hinters to give one honest, accurate, yet obscure, … More Talented…or not?

What is necessary

Quietly losing breath She speaks Into one ear and Yet across oceans Her simple dreams And routine ways Found their path to hearts Abroad Her silent breaths are a Ticking clock Her movement gently Spells what’s lost One step back please The dance instructor states Don’t rush this time Let the music carry You past … More What is necessary

Walls

Window shades close and the lights go out No one here, but me The rest of the world—shut out Commotion, laughter, and joy Does not intrude on these Four walls. Loneliness, is all I know.