Is There a Limit to Compassion?

A recent post by Rabbi John Rosove encourages compassion as a response to the heartless statements and decisions being made by President Trump. I ache to agree completely and without hesitation.  Instead I find myself struggling with the very question that the Rabbi answered by recommending compassion--a struggle that has consumed me since last November.…

Excuses & Rationalizations

  Today's writing started out lighthearted, continuing in the line of my recent post on things my loved ones do that drive me a little crazy.  I'll finish that post, maybe tomorrow or the next day.  I heard the decision of the Administration to end the DACA program and this prompted a need in me…

Things I Want You to Know

As much as I love you, my dear family members, here are some things I want you to know. You have possibly not heard them before because...... I am too polite. I was raised to be accommodating. It's my job to make everybody happy. You weren't listening anyway. It's just easier to do it myself!…

Mindfulness, Day 3, The Voices of Doom

(I have begun a series of writing on developing mindfulness, at first specifically focused on weight and body image, but now expanding into every area of my life.  These have been posted on my other site, WhyWeightBlog, but I decided to post here today to introduce the series to readers from this site.  If you…

Lunching Through Life

I should probably drink a second mug of coffee prior to checking on the daily word prompt.  This morning I was convinced the subject was "lunch." My morning read includes some of the responses from other bloggers, partly to get my brain cells firing, but also because I've discovered some interesting new blogs that way.…