Tag: Healing

A Word on Wednesday: Attention

Pay attention to the present moment. Ironic that I say this as a writer. A writer doesn’t live in the present while partaking in her craft. She is reflecting quietly on a memory or a fantasy. When writing, it is good to visit the… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Attention”

A Word on Wednesday: Presence

The state or fact of being present, as with others or in a place. It’s easy to be distracted. Multitasking is a marketable skill. I remember being asked to rate my ability to multitask at an interview for my current employer. I looked each… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Presence”

A Word on Wednesday: Broken

What is broken cannot be fixed. However, we can be healed. Scars will form or causalities will be born. Broken as an adjective is defined as reduced to fragments; ruptured; torn; fractured; not functioning properly; out of working order. There is not beauty in… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Broken”

A Word on Wednesday: Humility

Humility is not the same as depreciation. I wish I had known. Self-depreciation is the narrative looping to me, from me, in me, all me is that I am no good. Too ugly, too dumb, too mean, too crazy, too lazy, too loud, too… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Humility”

A Word on Wednesday: Caesura

Caesura is the main pause of a poem. The word originates from 16th Century Latin, literally translating to a cutting, from caedere to cut.   The stop or pause in a metrical line, is often marked by punctuation or by a grammatical boundary, such as… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Caesura”

A Word on Wednesday: Guilt

Shame: Who I am is not okay. Guilt: What I do is not okay.   Growing up Catholic, I developed a misunderstanding of shame. The Catholic Church often gets blamed for this, and it is certainly not the only place one learns shame and… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Guilt”

A Word on Wednesday: Stylus

  Stylus: noun. An instrument of metal, bone, or the like, used by the ancients for writing on waxed tablets, having one end pointed for incision the letters and the other end blunt for rubbing out writing and smoothing the tablet. Today, people picture a plastic pen-like… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Stylus”

A Word on Wednesday: Passioneer

The noun passion is a strong emotion or feeling most often associated with lust and desire. The suffix –eer originally occurred in loanwords from the French (buccaneer and pioneer) and productive in the formation of English nouns denoting persons who produce, handle, or are otherwise significantly associated… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Passioneer”

A Word on Wednesday: Counting

This week, I reached one year smoke free! At the time of this writing, I have been a quitter for: 366 days, 06 hours, 36 minutes, and  25.8 seconds.  But who’s counting?    Actually, the phone ap “Just Quit” counted for me, and the… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Counting”

A Word on Wednesday: Stronger

Stronger is not second place in a race of three — strong, stronger, strongest. Rather, it is a record of growth. Stronger is a superlative from the root word strong and can refer to physical and mental vigor.When a comparative adjective is used, it requires one… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Stronger”