My husband is sitting at the table with a very serious look on his face. I ask him if all is okay. He looks at me and says “I’m just wondering what it is like to be you.”Read More
The Estuary Blog
Throughout their work and lives, our staff and friends of The Estuary become inspired and do some occasional inspirational writings. We have created this blog for them to share their thoughts, writings, and feelings with you.
Please feel free to offer your comments at any time and joining us in this journey through life. You can do this by clicking the link below each article. To access previous articles, click the dates in bold on the calendar to the right.
I hated traveling as a child.
It always felt like something terrible was going to happen to me or to whoever I left behind. The anxiety was often unbearable. I would throw up with motion sickness in the car, feel depressed when we arrived wherever we were going, and cry at every changing moment. All I wanted was to go home.Read More
Before my mother died she said to me; “I wish you could stop trying to fix yourself! Why can’t you just be more like me?!”
I have a dining room cupboard filled with dishes and china from relatives who have long since died. I never fully thought about whose they were because my younger sister remembered it all.
She died six years ago.
It took a while for my adult self to finally accept that there was only so much time available to accomplish things that needed being done.
Deciding what first priority was came easy – these were the things that clearly must to be done without delay.Read More
I am easily overwhelmed.
The long “To Do” lists of my life easily throw me into an anxious, overwhelmed helplessness. It always seems that I am filled with anxiety, running powerlessly behind a bus that has just pulled away. And I can’t catch it, or make the bus -- or me -- stop.Read More
I saw this recently on a car commercial, of all places. It struck me because it is such a simple truth. Simple truths are not always simple to live out though. What does it mean to “be yourself”?
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde