Meditation is Just Like a GPS Navigator

So today was the third time that I attended a Meditation Meetup group and the second day in a row that I meditated on my own.  It’s too soon to see if it’s helping me but I really enjoyed this particular group today. There was a new leader hosting this group because the regular guy was attending a retreat of […]

The Battle of the Scratching Post

Oh it was an exciting day at my house in Cleveland.  An exciting day indeed!  I had no idea what fierce battle I would witness when I woke up this morning. This morning the contenders were:  Gwendolynn Anne Marie Stefanie Collins Silver   and Molly Alexandra Amiable The object of their battle:  A s-shaped scratching post.  The irony of the battle:  Both […]

My Mantra for Writing

For a couple of years now I’ve been really interested in Meditation and all the benefits of it. Uncertain of where to begin with meditation, I really wanted to join a meditation group. It wasn’t until I moved to Ohio where I am currently unemployed that I had the time to join a group. Added bonus – I really like […]

My Practice Query Letter

April 30, 2011 Oscar-the-Grouch Bert & Ernie Literary Agency 123 Sesame Street, Cleveland, OH Dear Mr. Grouch, When was the last time you read a really great book?  Yesterday?  Last month?  Three years ago?  Well, buckle up your tin can because here at last is a really great idea. I’m currently writing a piece about Beatrice, a washed-up, disgruntled 32-year-old […]

Conversations I have with my Computer……

Ah, another fabulous day of unemployment.  Despite my best effort to find work, I’m left only with a few household chores and my overactive imagination to keep me busy throughout the day.  I could be a writer or I could be a wanna be writer.  I chose writer.  So here I am, in my mother’s living room, setting up my […]

My cat needs an intervention

My cats and I have been living with my mother, her cat and her dog for about a month now and for the first three weeks, all was well. Little Miss still has her claws and was in desperate need of a kitty condo to scratch.  She didn’t like the scratching post I purchased for her but instead “loved the […]

Random thoughts I have….

My day started off pretty swell.  I did my Wii workout, hung out at the library and then ran to the store to pick up some items for dinner.  Even though I had a list of things I needed, I still, out of habit, make a point of walking up and down the aisles looking for things I don’t need […]

If Money Wasn’t an Issue…

Aside from meditating our group leader also talked about the act of meditating and embracing positive thoughts. She aspoke about how whenever she wanted to do something she would imagine herself doing it and think positive thoughts and every time, she was successful. For example, she wanted to retire and open up a business.  And she did.  She opened up […]

The Meditation Meetup

Being new to the area, and currently unemployed, I have more time on my hands than anyone should. So I joined a Meditation Meetup group that was held at a nearby library.  I had never been to a Meditation group before.  My closest experience with meditation was reading Liz Gilbert’s, Eat, Pray, Love.  I had no idea what to expect.  […]

Sorry It Doesn’t Work That Way…..

This is yet another example of the shit that absolutely shocked me during my brief stint in retail.  Rules are there for a reason.  So are laws.  Identity theft is a very real problem.  It isn’t just the consumer’s problem.  It’s also the problem of every company that gets duped by a fake ID and then stuck with the bill […]