Category: Perspective

palm tree, beach

Who am I, Really?

I used to wonder about anorexics who still thought they were fat when they were rail-thin. How could someone not see themselves as she is? I am beginning to relate just a tiny bit. I still have shirts that were always too small at the back of the […]

honeysuckle

What is Your Filter?

What you see is interpreted through the filter of who you are. I sometimes see how differently I perceive the world when I go to a meeting and “hear” different things than the others do. Not that either is wrong, but we focus on different things based on […]

sea lion

Leaving Behind the Drama Queen

We all know a drama queen. She always has something going on; there’s one crisis after another. These people always seem to have a problem that gets their outrage all worked up. It may be their own problem or a cause they’ve adopted as their own – and […]

dandelion fluff

Weeding the Garden

It’s sorta-spring in the Rockies. That means we have both rain and snow. There are bright, warm days and snowy mucky days. Maybe it is finally spring, since we are supposed to be past our first frost-free day, and it’s tornado season already. Our fruit trees bloom, and […]

Christmas tree

Generosity of Spirit

The holidays strike a chord with me, but I can’t say it’s always harmonious. I have a lot of resistance to the commercial aspect of the holidays, the secular Santa Clause, and the customs that some people are quite devoted to that I am not. I hate shopping […]

dog, worried, anxious

That Pesky To-Do List

I don’t spend much time loafing. I work hard 9-5, I work hard in my personal business, and I’m always trying to learn new things. In the end, I’m usually working, cooking, meditating, reading something instructive, or doing something constructive. Normally, this isn’t a problem, but a few […]

View from Mt. Shasta, pine, mountains

Out-growing a Point of View

Can you grow younger in your outlook while maintaining your wisdom? Would you even want to? Years ago I was in a multi-generational group that took part in a quiz to determine our outlook on the professional work world and which generation subscribed to the same beliefs. A […]

Rocky shore, beach, Oregon coast

Bridging Two Worlds

I feel as if I have each of my feet in different lands. As if I straddle a gently flowing stream, I stand with each foot on either side in decidedly dissimilar terrain. I’ve been doing this happily for quite a while. Although I look like I stand […]