I’m Possible

Katy With Surprise Potatoes Photo by Glenda Clemens 2016

Katy With Surprise Potatoes
Photo by Glenda Clemens 2016

Nothing is impossible,
the word itself says
“I’m possible!”
– Audrey Hepburn

Possible is in the digging! In the photo Katy is holding a few small potatoes. David thought there would be none because the plant died. Potatoes were impossible until he dug in the dirt and found these little beauties! That’s me: digging in the dirt of life.

Well I have mostly retired from clinical nursing and it feels great! My life coaching business is moving forward–finally! I’m working on Clinical Health Coaching certification and Intuitive Eating Counseling certification. Moving forward! I’m taking seriously the saying “60 is the new 40”! I’m creating my next career and life AND I’m writing.  It feels really good but sometimes when I wake in the morning it feels like I’m nearly 66 years old–which I am.

Think outside of the box, create your own path in life.
You laugh at me because I am different;
I laugh because you are all the same.
– Daniel Knode

Thinking outside the box about life is so much easier for me than thinking inside the box. I never fit in the box and I was never happy in the box and when I tried (or still try sometimes) I just couldn’t do it AND be happy.

A client and I were talking yesterday and she reminded me of something so profound I want to share it with you. She said, “For some people, life is about following the map. They are kids who grow up, go to college and have a career. They marry and have children and buy a house. They raise their children and grandchildren and then retire and spend a few years traveling or whatever and then they die.” Then she said something really profound, “But some of us draw our own map.” EXACTLY! That is me!

 Keep on going,
and the chances are that you will stumble on something,
perhaps when you are least expecting it.
I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.
 Charles F. Kettering

So throughout my life I have kept on going on. I’ve never been happy or satisfied when I’m sitting in the box doing what has been mapped out for me. (Schrödinger not withstanding!)  I have always been looking beyond, wondering what is going on that I might want to do, wondering if I could do that exotic strange thing, wondering if I could keep going on without fitting usual, wondering if I could fulfill my dreams, wondering if it was OK to give up customary and expected ways of living. My life has not been exotic but it has been my own of my own devising filled with adventures, love and sometimes miracles.

Impossible you say?
I say not.
I’m possible,
I’m wondering,
I’m wandering,
I’m creating,
I’m living
UNTIL
I’m not!

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On Being A Cranky Toddler

Bedtime Story Photo by Glenda Clemens, 2015

Bedtime Story
Photo by Glenda Clemens, 2015

“If you’re not in the mood,
you can’t do that stuff right.”
― J.D. SalingerThe Catcher in the Rye

I’ve had a bad rap for years about being cranky in the mornings. Many times in the mornings I acted like a cranky toddler: grumpy, non-communicative (at least in kind ways), surly, snappish. Today after 9 hours of solid sleep, I woke up ready to rock and roll! It occurred to me then that I have spent much of my life living while exhausted. Without enough coffee I was a cranky toddler in the mornings.

“Mood has to be controlled.
Otherwise, it’s your master.”
― Toba BetaMy Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

I disagree that mood has to be controlled! I think we should accept the mood we are in and try earnestly not to do too much damage.  Slashing, burning, pillaging with your friends and family because you are cranky is NOT what any of us want to be doing, but when we are a cranky toddler, we do it easily and often. I am here to humbly (well, as humble as I get) that if we are too cranky maybe we just need a nap or better sleep at night. After all, that’s the easiest solution to turning a cranky toddler into a charming toddler. Every parent knows this! Why have we not done this for ourselves?

“If life throws you a few bad notes or vibrations,
don’t let them interrupt or alter your song.”
― Suzy KassemRise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

I am not naturally a cranky person. Most toddlers are not naturally cranky folks either. There is nothing quite as helpful for living a vibrant, cheerful life as a good night’s sleep or a little afternoon nap. Very often these days, since I do not have to be up at an appointed time or feed anyone but myself, when I wake within a few minutes I ready to conquer the world.

“Sleep is God. Go worship.”
― Jim ButcherDeath Masks

Sleep is God–totally! I have insomnia from time-to-time that can make sleep frustrating at the very least and at the most leaving me back to my usual morning toddler crankiness. Unfortunately, I don’t have all the solutions yet for my insomnia but I’m working on it. Now that I am working fewer and fewer night shifts it is getting better and hopefully I’ll go on to fewer and fewer nights of wakefulness. I love the worship of sleep!

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”
― Edgar Allan PoeEleonora

So go to sleep and dream your dreams so you can awaken to the great possibilities that surround you.

Once In A Unique Blue Moon

Blue Moon Photo by Glenda Clemens, 2016

Blue Moon
Photo by Glenda Clemens, 2016

“Once in a blue moon someone like you comes along.”

― Van Morrison

I love the idea that only once in a blue moon someone like me comes along. This may actually be a relief to those who think me too much, too loud, too irreverent, too whatever. For me it implies there is magic in being just me. I didn’t learn about this magic until I was in my 60th year of life. There is a part of me that wishes I had learned this much sooner but there is also the part of me that knows without all the events that happened in my life I would not be the same marvelous woman I am now.

“Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world…if you do so, you are insulting yourself.”
― Bill Gates

I know that to some of you that feels like I’m bragging. You are right. I am. My only question is: Why are you not bragging? Oops I have another question: Does my bragging make it seem like I think I am better than you or anyone else? My answer for you is that I am a marvelous woman and you are just as marvelous. And yet, we are different from each other in a multitude of ways. There is no way to compare me to you or you to me that is open and honest and true.

“Always remember that you are absolutely unique.
Just like everyone else.”
― Margaret Mead

It is marvelous how alike we all are and yet how unique we are. Once in a blue moon we all are unique but in our own special ways. So if life is getting you down remember that you are special, marvelous and unique and that the Universe intended that you be just exactly who you are.

“They wore their strange beauty like war paint.”
― Holly BlackThe Coldest Girl in Coldtown

Today, just before the beginning of the Republican National Convention, 100 women stood naked with mirrors in Cleveland, Ohio to own their bodies, their beauty and their importance in the scheme of all things political. It was a beautiful sight to behold. Women, each of them unique, together standing boldly for all women. You can read a great story and see a video clip of the event on Esquire by clicking on the link.

“I dreamed of being special then awoke to be unique.”
― Brian SpellmanIf the mind fits, shrink it.

We all have had dreams of how life was going to be for us and we were all going to be special, important, famous and outstanding in everything we accomplished. Then life happened and we learned that there was no Lake Wobegon. What we forgot is that all we had to do was awaken to ourselves and discover our unique being.

Let this be your wake up call
You who feel you are ordinary!

Let this be your wake up call
You who feel you are ugly!

Let this be your wake up call
You who feel you are not special!

Wake UP!
You are UNIQUE!
You are MARVELOUS!
You are WONDERFUL!
You are YOU!

A True Tale

Marti's First Fish, 06/30/2016 Photo by Glenda Clemens, 2016

Marti’s First Fish, 06/30/2016
Photo by Glenda Clemens, 2016

 

“A tale was “true” if it was well told.”
Magdalen Rising:
The Beginning (The Maeve Chronicles Book 1)

Elizabeth Cunningham

So what is a true tale? The current book I’m reading Magdalen Rising: The Beginning says a tale is true if it is well told. This book is a delight of mythology made modern. Not only do I have to stop and look up the obscure background characters (thereby learning a thing or two) but it puts Jesus and Mary Magdalen firmly in the sphere of mythology which I find interesting indeed. Joseph Campbell would certainly have appreciated this book whether he agreed with the telling or not.

“Unlike lying,
an imagined reality is something that
everyone believes in,
and as long as this communal belief persits,
the imgained reality exerts force in the world.”
Yuval Noah Harari

At the same time I’m listening to a book called Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harai. Here is another book that would have Joseph Campbell excited by the implications. They are primarily that humans dominate, in our world, because of their ability to cooperate and further that they cooperate because they are uniquely able to believe in things that exist only in their collective imagination. This includes our laws, our money, our religions, our politics, our way of living in houses, our ideas of family and gender and on and on. Wow! He puts forth the idea that even our willingness to cooperate with each other in this mythic way is evidence of our collective imagination.

“The truth.” Dumbledore sighed.
“It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and should therefore be treated with great caution.”
― J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

So what is the truth and what is not the truth is up for debate. I’ve been writing short stories of my life and gathering them together for a book (hopefully). I’ve decided to be as loose and free as I choose with the “truth” of the events and instead tell a good story. After all, the only truth I know of any event in my life is my personal experience of events. So to avoid having to be too careful with the terrible and beautiful truth, I’m writing fiction.

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”
― Oscar WildeThe Importance of Being Earnest

And I’m reading good books that challenge my assumptions of reality.
It is so much more fun than trying to figure out the truth!

 

Lemon Yum

Lemon Creme Brownies Photo By Glenda Clemens, 2016

Lemon Creme Brownies
Photo By Glenda Clemens, 2016

“If you are afraid of butter,
Use cream.”
—Julia Child

I’m a creative person. One of the ways I love to create is making up my own recipes in the kitchen or at a campsite. Regardless of where I eat, I like to eat good food. Another fact about my creativity is that I get bored fairly quickly with any process and so I go in spurts of cooking, baking, knitting, painting, writing, crocheting. I also like to give away whatever I create especially if it is really good. This Lemon Creme Brownie is really good. I’m not saying this is a healthy dessert. BUT all the ingredients I used are fresh and organic and totally from scratch.

“Life is uncertain,
Eat dessert first.”
–Ernestine Ulmer

I recently tried someone else’s recipe for brownies and was disappointed so I created my own recipe for brownies. When I’ve got it just right I’ll share it with you. BUT along the way of creating my own, from scratch brownie recipe I thought, “What if I could make yummy brownies that are not chocolate?” I know. David has shared his OCD thoughts with me on this subject. Brownies are supposed to be brown. No need to comment on this.

“The only time to eat diet food
Is when you’re waiting
For the steak to cook.”
–Julia Child

But I’m a rule breaker. What I like most about brownies is having that chewy crunchy edge and the gooey yummy middle. There is a lot of debate about this but so many people like their brownies this way that there is a special pan from Baker’s Edge just for those of us who feel that way. I haven’t decided yet to buy one because $35.00-$45.00 for another pan may be a step too far for me–remember I’m retiring soon! By making this round in a cake pan there is lot of chewy crust to balance out the creamy middle….it’s because of geometry.

“A balanced diet
Is a cookie in each hand.”
–Barbara Johnson

In the meantime, we are doing some camping in our trailer this summer and I have to tell you the biggest issue for us is that the tiny little freezer compartment doesn’t hold ice cream!!! We can’t have that. Give up ice cream for days at a time? No way. So what if I combined brownies with ice cream in a form that only required refrigeration. Cheesecake was the answer. And it worked very well although we were more impressed with the cheesecake part than the brownie–but as you know I’m still working on that.

“The secret of success in life
Is to eat what you like and
Let the food fight it out inside.”
–Mark Twain

ANYWAY! I got busy thinking up what flavor I would make and how I would get what I wanted—chewy goodness and creamy texture in the middle. Again cheesecake was part of the answer and the other part was lemon. I love lemon bars and lemon pie and lemon tarts and lemon curd and just about anything else you can dream up lemon. So I created this recipe: Lemon Creme Brownies. The lemon in the title is obvious—they are really lemony and terrific. The creme is the cheesecake which is also lemony and when cold is to die for. The brownies is because the “crust” part of this recipe is somewhere between a pound cake and cookie. In fact it is pretty close to a brownie recipe without the chocolate and add the lemon.

“If more of us valued food and cheer
And song above hoarded gold,
It would be a merrier world.”
–J.R.R. Tolkien

So without further ado here is the Lemon Creme Brownie recipe (my only request is that if you share it you give me credit and when you eat it think of me kindly):

Lemon Brownies:

2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Finely grated rind of two medium to large lemons
1/2 cup butter melted
1 egg beaten
Juice of 2 medium to large lemons

Mix dry ingredients together well including the rind of the lemons. Make a well in the center. Add liquid ingredients to the well. Gently fold it all together. When all dry ingredients are moistened put mixture in the a 9-in spring-form pan (spray with cooking spray first!). Pat the mixture out to fill the pan. I like to make the edges a little higher than the center so that the crème is deeper in the center and the crust is chewier on the edges and as it turns out the crust fold over the crème a bit so you have a lemon crème stuffed crust brownie–delightful. DO NOT PRE-BAKE! Wait for the Lemon Creme below.

Lemon Crème:

2 8-ounce packages of cream cheese softened
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
Finely grated rind of two medium to large lemons
Juice of 2 medium to large lemons
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla

Mix all ingredients together with hand held mixer. Beat on high until light and fluffy.  Pour over Lemon Brownie. Place in pre-heated 350F oven and bake for 40-50 minutes. As you can tell by the photo the crust should be a golden brown and the center should be firm to touch. Chill at least an hour but better chilled overnight.

We served with one scoop of vanilla ice cream but whipped cream would be yummy too.

Serves 8-10 people (or 2 in a pinch)

 

Oh! And a comment would be nice too!

F Words

“Don’t fuck with me, fellas.
This ain’t my first time at the rodeo.”
― Joan Crawford

 

Raging Waters, Photo by David Clemens 2016

Raging Waters, Photo by David Clemens 2016

I’ve been thinking about words that begin with F and how many of them are considered taboo by someone, somewhere. F Words.  Now, if you’ve been following and know me at all, you know my favorite F word is fuck. There are some epic moments in cinema such as Four Weddings and a Funeral. There are 11 Fucks, a Fuckety Fuck and a Bugger… if you listen carefully. Another favorite quote is from David Clemens who says, “The mountain (or river) doesn’t care about you. It doesn’t give a fuck.”

“If you can’t say “Fuck” you can’t say,
“Fuck the government.”
― Lenny Bruce

As it turn out, however, my favorite F word isn’t the only taboo F word! There are a lot of F words. There’s feminist, flour, freedom, fun, forever—yep any day on the internet you can see these F words torn apart and trashed and burned in a big old bon fire. But you know what surprised me the most? Feminist. A great F Word that means a lot to me personally is now being revamped as a taboo subject and word. AGAIN! I should not have been surprised but here it is 2016 and still feminism is being bashed.

“Fuck’, I think. What a beautiful word. If I could say only one thing for the rest of my life, that would be it.”
― Kaui Hart HemmingsThe Descendants

Color me surprised! Lately Feminist has re-surfaced as a taboo word–why? I don’t get it. Being a feminist was always a badge of honor for me. It wasn’t so much that I was against men because I wasn’t. After all how would a heterosexual woman such as myself have a good fuck if it weren’t for men? It was all about equal rights, being able to sign contracts for ourselves, not needing a man’s permission to go about life, not being chattel, stopping abuse (still way too much of that!), equal pay for equal work (still behind the 8-ball there too), and women being allowed to do jobs that had previously been deemed only possible to be done by men. Now it is re-surfacing as a taboo word in some circles.

“What kind of fuckery is this?”
― Amy Winehouse

I must say, however, that we women do ourselves no favors in our feminist battles if we spend all our efforts at tearing down men rather than simply going about our lives building up each other. Women working together to help women seems to me to be the most feminist activity around. Yet we tear each other down and judge each other.

“if i’m going to fuck up my life,
does it really matter which way i do it?.”
― Jodi PicoultSalem Falls

A few days ago there were a couple of discussions on the KIND WOMEN Facebook page about marriage and whether taking our husband’s last name is OK and whether even the institution of marriage is OK for a true feminist. By the end of all the discussions, I was left with the uneasy feeling that even among a group of women who are working diligently for kindness with and to each other and the world, we couldn’t completely let go of judgement although we really did a pretty good job of it. It was if the discussion itself couldn’t let go of them and us. It began to feel like I couldn’t be totally kind, live my life as I chose AND be feminist.

“Now I must leave you as you enter the world that is Fuck.
You are fucking lucky to be here.
It’s almost utopian.”
― Lewis BlackThe F-Word

Well, I say fuck it! Be kind. Take any last name you want. Marry whomever you want. Say any taboo word you adore and say it as often as possible. I am a happily married feminist who took her husband’s last name proudly. And I feel fucking great about it. I’m also a very kind woman who occasionally gets pissed off and is less kind than I could be. Fuck. I try. That’s OK….I’m human; not perfect. I love F words!

Ruth says, “…FINE stands for Fucked up, Insecure, Neurotic and Egotistical.  I’m FINE.”

–Louise Penny, A Fatal Grace

Now back to F Words: My newest, most favorite F word is FINE. You must say it with gusto! I thank all the stardust and moonbeams in the Universe that Louise Penny is alive and well and writing at the exact same time and space as I am alive and reading! FINE said with emphasis and heartfelt meaning is a terrific word (really an acronym) describing how I think most of us really are: Fucked Up, Insecure, Neurotic and Egotistical.  Thanks Louise Penny for bringing sanity to F Words!

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Your Inner Mother Voice

Like Mother; Like Daughter Photo by Ray Clemens, 2016

Like Mother; Like Daughter
Photo by Ray Clemens, 2016

“A mother’s voice is like no other.
We recognize every lilt and whisper,
every warble or shriek.”

― Mitch AlbomThe First Phone Call from Heaven

What is that voice in our head? Our mothers, grandmothers, mothers-in-law, aunts, sisters and other important women in our lives make us who and what we are as adults. That is the voice that we hear guiding us through life. This has been such a profound experience for me, that when this time of year rolls around and Mother’s Day is on the horizon, I feel a deep longing to talk to all of these women and ask questions about things I still don’t understand. There are times when I think, “Momma told me about this” or “Effie told me about this” or “I remember Grandma talking about this”.

“When your mother asks,
“Do you want a piece of advice?”

it’s a mere formality.
It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no.

You’re going to get it anyway.”

― Erma Bombeck

If you’ve read very much of what I’ve written, you know Erma Bombeck is one of my favorite authors of all time.  She had a way of saying with humor profound truths about life and motherhood.  When you are a mother it is imperative you have a good sense of humor–how else would you take on such a daunting task of raising a helpless infant into an accomplished adult able to fend for themselves and others? Erma Bombeck is one of those mother voices I hear in my head from time-to-time.

“Girls,” their mother interjected,
“you must both stop being strange – it is unattractive.
And don’t forget your hats.
It would be absolutely the end for me
if you two came down with freckles at a time like this.”

― Anna GodbersenThe Luxe

Every woman who ever birthed or adopted a child promised herself that she would do a better job of being a good mother than the woman/women who actually raised her.  Looking back on this, I find myself shaking my head in wonder. How could I have been so naive?  It is hard work raising children. I tried giving them everything I ever wanted but my parents couldn’t afford.  What good did that do?  For me and my children not much, but it did help out MasterCard and American Express! Then I had to work more hours and be away from my children more and more. My mother let us play outside and would give us a sandwich then lock the screen door for a few moments of peace.  We were wild little natives when we were outside and we grew up to be strong independent adults.

“Clarity and focus doesn’t always come from God
or inspirational quotes.
Usually,
 it takes your mother
to slap the reality back into you.”

― Shannon L. Alder

For me it was those big credit card bills and the fact that most of what I bought for my children became “old hat” within a few days (sometimes hours or even minutes) and they were back with their favorite blanket and digging in the dirt or using a stick to pretend it’s a gun (I never allowed toy guns to my children’s and grandchildren’s dismay lest they think killing is a game). They loved to ride their bicycles, run and play outside, play video games when inside, or read.  None of those things they loved so much would have cost so much of my time away from them. That’s the motherhood slap in the face I realized much later than I would like.

“Mothers and their children
are in a category all their own.
There’s no bond so strong in the entire world.
No love so instantaneous and forgiving.”

― Gail TsukiyamaDreaming Water

 I hear my mother, grandmother and mother-in-law voices in my head more than ever now. Because of these incredible women, I’m a little like all of them plus a good dose of my own independent spirit. Luckily for me, my children have grown up to be amazing human beings who love me no matter what. My mother has grown up to be an amazing older woman who has the power to create beauty in food, clothes and the garden.

Plus, she can play a mean game of dominos and it is fun to be her partner.

And she can teach us all how to disco dance.

Growing Up

Marti is 5! Photo by Glenda Clemens 2016

Marti is 5!
Photo by Glenda Clemens 2016

“Some day you will be old enough
to start reading fairy tales again.”
― C.S. Lewis

When you are 5 growing up is an adventure. Surprisingly, at least to me, is the adventure continues even when you are 65! I love watching my grandchildren grow up. There is a freedom for me that never existed as the mother of young children. Oh, I delighted my children’s growing and becoming but worried constantly if I was doing a good enough job. The task of parenting is so daunting sometimes! But grand-parenting? That is pure joy. I have reached that age where not only do I read fairy tales again, they have new meaning for me.

“Your mind, once stretched by a new idea,
never regains its original dimensions.” 

– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr

I’ve always read and consider it an addiction in my life. Sadly I will never be able to read everything I want to read as I am not a speed reader and there are so many marvelous books to read! The thing is, I read not just for the stories but for the opening of my mind, the stretching of my ability to conceive new ideas, the learning about peoples and places I’ll never physically encounter, the yearning for different outcomes and new realities. And every book, poem essay I read stretches my mind a little more and I feel myself growing up a bit more. What a heady drug reading is!

“The truth you believe and cling to
makes you unavailable to hear anything new.”

– Pema Chodron

I’m always saddened when someone I know and love doesn’t read. They miss so much of the adventure of life and the beauty of places unknown and the knowledge of cultures and systems that are waiting in the printed word. One shining example: I had heard about Blood Diamonds but didn’t understand until I read The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. I learned much more about the Congo, too, in the process.  With every book, poem, story and essay I read my reality of what it is to be human expands and my beliefs about anything and everything continue to evolve.

“Most people don’t grow up.
Most people age.
They find parking spaces,
honor their credit cards,
get married, have children,
and call that maturity.
What that is, is aging.” 

― Maya Angelou

I love this quote by Maya Angelou because I think she is right. I am growing up but for years I was just aging. I think it is aging that makes some people more and more miserable as their lives progress through the years. Aging isn’t fun. Growing up and getting older is!

I’m having a blast!

Bliss Is Where IT Is!

David On The Rocks, photo by Glenda Clemens, 2015

David On The Rocks, photo by Glenda Clemens, 2015

BILL MOYERS: Do you ever have the sense of… being helped by hidden hands?

JOSEPH CAMPBELL: All the time. It is miraculous. I even have a superstition that has grown on me as a result of invisible hands coming all the time – namely, that if you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in your field of bliss, and they open doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.

Following you bliss, isn’t getting to do only the easy things in life.  It isn’t even getting to do only those things you want to do.  It is choosing to be on a path in your life that gives you the opportunity to express the real you inside.

It doesn’t mean the work isn’t hard because believe me the work is hard most of the time. It means that the work fills you up in some way and complements your innate personality and expresses who you are inside.

I love this photo of David. He is reaching out to one of our grand-daughters while he is balancing on the rocks.  I see this photo as a metaphor for life.  A life well lived, a life following your bliss, requires that you balance on the rocks, that you face uncertainty and all the while you are reaching out to others and to yourself. THAT folks is following your bliss. It isn’t easy but it is real.

I’ve been a nurse for over 50 years in one form or another. I began as a nurses aide, then was an LPN, then an RN and finally a Family Nurse Practitioner. Nursing provided for me not only income to care for my needs and those of my family, but also gave me an opportunity to meet a lot of people, care for a lot of people and learn from a lot of people.

Now it is time to move on. There will always be a part of me that is a nurse no doubt. But now I’m giving active voice to myself and the Universe as an Author, Blogger and Transformative Life Coach. Following your bliss isn’t always a safe-feeling thing to do. Sometimes it is scary as hell! And yes I am a little scared to let go of the security of nursing!  However, I’ve always known when to move on to the next thing and now is the time to move on from nursing.

I have found in life that when I am struggling too much and feeling too overwhelmed that what I need to do is heed the call of my discontent and disfunction and allow myself the opportunity to move on to the next thing. For me the next thing is coaching and writing.

How about you? Are you ready to follow the next path of bliss?

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