Neurobiology

How Your Neurobiology Helps You Thrive

l had a reckoning this morning: I’m disconnected from my body. And the big surprise? I’m turning into a bitch.  Whiney. Judgmental. Attitude of scarcity. Dark messages. And that’s just with my Tall Beloved. Imagine what the rest of the world gets? For starters, I’m not smiling (under my mask) at any of the tourists […]

Continue reading >>

How to Eat CAKE Without Washing Dishes

Last week I felt weary. Maybe it was the gazillionth meal I had cooked in 4 months. Or masking up for the 2-week grocery load. Or those re-appearing dirty dishes. [Really people, those dishes?] Our colorful palate of life has gone a bit muted out here. Conversational topics in the kitchen [is there another room?] […]

Continue reading >>

Bunker Up

Week 5: Well Wishes (posted April 28, 2020) Happy Wednesday to all of you tuning into Bunker Up! I don’t know about you but there’s a lot of togetherness in our home. The thing that is being tested mostly in the 2020 viral whirlwind is just this phenomenon – social connection. Too much of it […]

Continue reading >>

Know Thy Anchors

I hate to admit it.  Facebook connects. Last month when I was scrolling through, I spied a photo of a dear friend at a Blazers game.  For those of you clueless about a possession arrow, an and one, and zone defense – I’m talking about a professional basketball team here. Since I was flying to […]

Continue reading >>

Are You Savoring the Lottery?

During our hiatus in Washington state, I used to buy lottery tickets. It wasn’t a “jones.” But sometimes when I was feeling it or just in a funk about work, I would purchase one or two in the express line at the grocery store.   If he was with me, that tall endearing fellow I […]

Continue reading >>

I Heard the Ponderosa Pines

Ten years ago the pines spoke to me. (You’re right. I don’t want to share this with just anyone). I had been struggling at work. My childhood identity of responsibility clung to me like a tight dress that didn’t look so good in adulthood. It was hard for me to say ‘no’ to work assignments […]

Continue reading >>

The Treasure of Safety

Last Tuesday, I rooster-strutted out of Ulmer’s with my lime green shopping bag filled. In 10 minutes, despite the crowd of locals, tourists, and cruise ship passengers, I seized my booty.  In one sweep, I plucked my beloved’s birthday card, found a plumbing fixture for our utility sink, spied a new carabiner for my daypack, […]

Continue reading >>