How a Sad Life Change Can Make You Extraordinary or Why Crying With Dan Fogelberg Is a Good Thing

It’s New Year’s Eve 2011, the last time we gather to celebrate as a nuclear family. My soon to be ex-husband hangs out in the study.  The kids alternate between their  Lego creations and banal shows on the Disney Channel.  I scurry around the kitchen trying to put together a festive meal of appetizers.  I […]

Best of Space2live 2011: Exquisite Sex, Beautiful Introversion and Passionate Independence

Space2live came to life in February of this year.  I wanted a venue to post my writing, receive feedback and generally administer self-therapy.  I needed a foundation of work to leap from in order to even consider writing for a living. I wanted to improve and shape my writing. I wanted to see how consistent […]

Pay Attention. Reflect. Be. The Essence of Space2live and a Letter of Love to My Dad.

I’m using space this week to write a letter of love to my dad.  It was his birthday on Wednesday. To prepare for this writing I immersed myself in memories and music my heart entwines with him. Many of the lessons my dad taught me serve as the foundation for space2live.  My dad never told […]

How to Protect and Liberate Your Energy:A Guide for Introverts and Anyone Who Feels Drained

How to Protect and Liberate Your Energy:A Guide for Introverts and Anyone Who Feels Drained

You have a right to claim your energy. These are the wise words bestowed upon me by my writing sister, Karla. Karla is a few steps ahead of me on life’s journey.  She’s raised her kids and closed out her career (in teaching).  She’s confident when declaring enough is enough.  Me, I am the coin […]

Who Could You Be if Someone Fiercely Championed You?

The champion’s confidence in you fortifies you against the destructive judgment that can come from both without and within… ~ Jonathon Fields, Uncertainty I feel good about something.  It involves one of those precious, heart-to-heart talks a mom is privileged to have with her twelve-year-old son .  During a recent rap session I said something […]

Black Friday at Walmart Is a Beautiful Thing

Posted on Dec 2, 2011 in Emotions and Energy, Parenting | 2 Comments

My sons and I park at a closed Sam’s Club.  Despite the dark and locked glass doors, its parking lot is 90% full.  Everyone is using the lot to ditch their car and walk across the road to the sister store which is very much open and glowing like the mother ship. We exit our […]