'Stories are medicine' newsletterS

My Promise to You and Three Pigs

Story No. 1 Stories Are Medicine seeks to find clarity in our  inundation of things and offers you encouraging takeaways and inspiring stories of women working from their soul’s true purpose.  

The Universe and The Bathroom Floor

Story No. 2: Marie is smart and she knows it. In fact, she made it a point to be the smartest.

But here in midlife, she sees her smartness as silliness because it did not matter how many degrees she has and from which institutes. It also did not matter that she stayed fit, informed and generous.

These things did not matter because she still got left, still got divorced, still got invited to remember.

Monica, the Dixie Chicks, Alanis Morissette and Me

Story No. 3:  Part of remembering yourself is recognizing what is yours to deal with and what is not. It is looking at the totality of our experiences and teasing out behaviors from causes. Yes, we need to own our own shit. But not all of this shit is ours to own.

A Valentine for Neville Longbottom

Story No. 4:   This is the story of Neville Longbottom, my beagle/basset mix, my boyfriend, my little man. With dogs, especially dogs like Neville that come to us with some unknown history, the dying part is pretty much built into the gig. But we humans sign up anyway, and then begin the process of locking things down tight, doing our best to protect ourselves from the end we all know is coming.

Wholly Prepared For Whatever Happens Next

Story No. 5: Can I ask you a favor? How about, instead of rushing to shut down our dreams with roadblocks of practicality, let's give ourselves some time to acknowledge them, to make friends with them. And then let's stay open to where that relationship might go.

The Magical Power of 'I Don't Know'

Story No. 6: The bravest thing we can do is to NOT KNOW  – to open ourselves up to wonder and awe and magic. When we put down the knowingness and bravely stand in the space of uncertainty, we receive admission, acceptance and approval from the only authority that truly matters - ourselves.