Notes of Nourishment

Blasted Pedestals of Expectation

I'm so angry with my father. Logically, I know I need to forgive... let go... BE in the present and just move ON. After seeing most of my family at Christmas, I went dark for nearly two months. Sad. Depressed. Pitiful. … [Read More...]

Pizza Pub Pine City

Pizza, fries, and P90X

It's distracting... sitting here in my bedroom, buried under two cozy blankets, billfold and mobile phone to my left and the sounds of Brian's video game... and occasionally Raja's barking... coming through the walls. My fingers look fat as I … [Read More...]

Yellow Flowers

Good Morning, Sweetheart…

March 1st, 2014. It's 4:39 a.m. and I'm awake and on my laptop 21 minutes before my alarm was set to go off. Also, it's Saturday. We're heading to Minnesota to enjoy a 6-year-old birthday party for our incredibly well-behaved and fabulous … [Read More...]


What if we’re deserving of help?

  What if we're deserving of help? And what if we've come from a place where we've been wounded by the one(s) who loves us most? Where our experience has been that it's unsafe to express our wants, needs, and desires? Where we have … [Read More...]

Hefty Wedding - Carlson Family - July 28 2007

Forgiving The Family’s Shadow

Prefer a listening experience? Click the "play" button below.   Today, I choose life. I choose to feel the family's shadow - and not choke my soul with a haze of work and chocolate. I choose to believe I am deserving of asking … [Read More...]