Belonging

Belonging

Belonging

The definition of “Belongingness” is “the human emotional need to be an accepted member of a group. People tend to have an ‘inherent’ desire to belong and be an important part of something greater than themselves”. I “belonged” to a fitness club for 8...
That Time I Died Online

That Time I Died Online

More and more I find that the lines between the real world and the online world are becoming blurred or nonexistent. Now I don’t mean I’m beginning to see the world as streams of falling lines of code, like in the movie The Matrix, but my perspective on what is real...
Belonging  

Belonging  

Thinking back on how I’ve shaped my world recently, I’ve realized that I was a person who needed repeated validation of my friendships. I required proof – ideally in the form of words. Hearing a friend tell me that I mattered to them was the single greatest...
“Her”

“Her”

How is “SHE” pretending to be a yogi? That girl: The one chasing a coffee with a big glass of red wine; the one eating the humungous bacon, cheese and guacamole BURGER. Her! OMG…is she actually wearing LEATHER shoes?  And *gasp!* swearing at her cell phone! How. Is....
Longing to Belong

Longing to Belong

There is a commonality amongst most humans towards a sense of belonging. We want to “fit in” to a certain tribe or way of life.  There is an underlining desire as humans to want to connect with peers, loved ones and sometimes even strangers. I’ve been practicing yoga...
Giving PRESENTS…. it’s a spelling mistake 

Giving PRESENTS…. it’s a spelling mistake 

At this time of year, people can often be overheard asking others what ‘present’ they might like to receive during the holiday season.  I think that there is mistake in the question, a simple spelling mistake.  I think a better word might be ‘presence’ not...