Personal Essay on Life’s Issues

Knowing When To Say Good Bye

Thirteen  years ago, after an epiphany which occurred on a ferry crossing the Puget Sound, I heard the voice of “God” and decided to move to Washington D.C. instead  of San Francisco. The voice said “Go back home and see if the family you ran away from when you were 15 are the same “monsters” you then believed them to be.” At the time, I heard that “voice ” I

What I Thought I Knew About Happiness Made Me Sad.

I am a “participant” in a Seminar called The Happiness Seminar which was created by Landmark Education, a world leader in transformational education. I put quotes around the word participant, because  I have only listened to the recorded Seminar rather than participating live. The fact that the Seminar is conducted via internet and recorded and made available will grow the audience for this valuable emotional education. My listening to the

A LOOK BACK ON JEALOUSY AND ENVY

My Dear Readers, Four years ago, about this time of year, I went into a tailspin caused by my addiction to a man who I thought I was losing to a younger woman. What I had done was drive over to his home unannounced- thinking I would find him with the woman that I feared he was interested in. He was alone and shocked that I had driven to his

HOW MY ROTTEN CHILDHOOD GAVE ME THE GIFT OF RESILIENCE

My Dear Readers, When I was 19 my  favorite song was “Diamond Girl” by Seals and Croft. The first line of the song begins Diamond Girl-you sure do shine.  I heard a live version of the song when I was 19 and the song was introduced like this “My Baby is Sharp, Hard and Expensive.”  I took that line to be my mantra. Years later when in a therapist’s chair-

GETTING TO PERFECT

My Dear Readers, Scott Peck, psychiatric medical doctor and author wrote is his book “The Road Less Traveled”  that EVIL can be defined as anything that takes away from LIVE. In other words, anything  that takes away from life and living is evil. Let’s sit with that for a moment. These days it appears we need umbrellas even on a sunny days. What do I mean when I say this?

ITS BEEN A HARD DAY AND NIGHT

The photo of the female Episcopalean priest is an example of the inroads women have made in all professions. This woman and I met in a coffee shop and I took the photo. In opposite is the picture of the 12 year old  Afghan child bride. I am saddened that young girls are being married off to become wives when they are still children. According to the International Center for

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME

My dear fellow Journeyers, Today on my 60th birthday I am renaming this blog “myfellowjourneyers”. I began writing this blog  at 3 o’clock in the morning, because  I have been unable to fall asleep.  I had many thoughts about how this day would look like. What it looks like is I am awake for the first three hours of my birthday. I had expected a 12:01am birthday wish  from a

A VIEW FROM THE TOP OF A MOUNTAIN

  VIEW FROM A MOUNTAIN TOP IN ASSISI, ITALY- August 17, 2016 PHOTO BY: Brianna S. Clark My Dear Friends and Readers, Today our blog is a one year old.  During the past year the blog had 10,000,61 views.  Thank you  all, my loyal readers and friends. During this year, I have grown in all aspects of my life. This blog began on my return from a trip to Paris

I DID NOT WRITE NOTES

My Dear Friends and Readers, I loved everything about the Democratic National Convention. I really loved the last night, however there was one speaker who created some angst within me. That speaker was Chelsea Clinton.  I listened as Chelsea Clinton lauded her mother who was First lady and Secretary of State and Senator from the state of New York. I cringed   as I heard Chelsea relate how her Mother

GOOD BYE RAG DOLL

My Dear Friends and Readers, The above photo is of my mother and all of my siblings.  It was taken in 1964. When I first arrived from my country of birth,Guyana South America, I was four years old. My mother made most of our clothes. They were easy to make clothes with elasticized sleeve bands, an elasticized neckline and elasticized waists. She usually added a piece of lace around the