Category Archives: Meditation


Today I celebrate 35 years of continuous sobriety.  I am so very grateful to a loving God and to Alcoholics Anonymous. A month or so ago, I had another nightmare about my former husband.  This time we were living in … Continue reading

Posted in Depression, Dreams, Faith, Fear, Gratitude, Meditation, Sobriety | 17 Comments

An Ordinary Thursday Afternoon

I was in a triathlon on Saturday morning.  I had broken 2 ribs in August, so I had not trained.  I had kept walking daily throughout my recovery, and tried swimming and biking in the last couple of weeks and … Continue reading

Posted in Bicycle, Clothes, Food, Friends, Meditation, Race, Sobriety, Thrift, Training, Triathlon | 5 Comments

Pondering Lent

Lent begins tomorrow.  I am still pondering what I shall do to observe it.  Last year I had the most meaningful Lent of my life.  I gave up buying clothes, which I just thought was one of those frivolous things, … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, Mass, Meditation | 8 Comments

The Ascent out of the Hell of Depression

Sounds dramatic, doesn’t it?  I can assure you, it is not. This last bout with depression was horrifying.  I have been to depths never experienced by me before.  Me, who was first diagnosed with major depression at the age of … Continue reading

Posted in Depression, Faith, Gratitude, Meditation | 9 Comments

Is it Autumn yet?

If it’s not autumn now, it must be right around the corner…. like tomorrow maybe?  I haven’t been watching TV, so I don’t know what’s going on.  Well, I know there is the butt-ugliest election on earth going on, and … Continue reading

Posted in Catechetical School, Gratitude, Meditation | 12 Comments