Category Archives: Self-esteem

The Waiting Place


The Waiting Place…for people just waiting. Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, or a plane to go or the mail to come, or the rain to go or the phone to ring, or the snow … Continue reading

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Enough


These words have an uncertain future. The letters that are arranged to form the words, that are separated by punctuation in accordance with grammatical rules, have high hopes of becoming representations of thoughts and ideas, hopes and dreams, fears and … Continue reading

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Even Better Than Cash Prizes


I am speechless.  I am utterly speechless. For a writer that typically presents a whole host of problems, but in this case, I am humbly rendered speechless – in the best of ways. This morning, upon checking the emails and … Continue reading

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Immobilized


The thoughts come to you slowly at first. But soon enough the ideas are bouncing around like tiny white pellets in a pinball machine. The excitement brews, bubbling with anticipation and eagerness. You stare ahead, eyes wide, transfixed by your … Continue reading

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Growing Pains


When I received the photo for this week’s Photo Inspiration Challenge, I initially drew a blank.   Cultural syntax, general linguistic norms, and inspirational quotes all represent growth as a positive aspiration.  But what does it mean to grow?  And is … Continue reading

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Ferris, the Dude, and Pooh’s Honey Pot


A few weeks ago I stumbled upon a fascinating blog post by Betsy at Zen Mama that highlighted some of the best Taoist quotes from The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. I had been meaning to read The Tao of … Continue reading

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Memories of Sixth Grade Gym Class


I am standing against the gym wall, one of only two girls who have not yet been chosen by a team. Pick me.  Please pick me. Don’t let me be the last person picked. Please God. I push my glasses … Continue reading

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