Taming the Green-eyed Monster

I read a quote on Facebook this morning that really struck a nerve, or rather, a heart-string in me. A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity. – Robert Heinlein Wow. If I accept this as truth, I am going to have a lot […]

When the Apple Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree

Recently there has been a video circulating on Facebook about a man who shot his fifteen year old daughter’s computer (after verbally letting her know how HE felt in no uncertain terms) because of a status update in which she bashed her parents in no uncertain terms. Her language was colorful; she was obviously venting […]

Fabulous Designer Looks for a Fraction of the Price

O.k.. recently I have discovered Polyvore. On that site I can create luscious fashions that I love… and can’t afford. Not the $200.00 outfits… I mean the $2000.00 outfits – like this one. And then I realized I could create a knock off of that look much cheaper by using the Internet. Which may be […]

Things I Have Learned from my Grandchildren

I have three gorgeous grandchildren: A girl who is 5, and two boys, 4, and not quite 3. They are the children of my oldest daughter. Because of the nearly constant drama that still goes on between her and her ex-husband, I don’t get to spend nearly as much time with them as I would […]

Reclaim Your Power – One Step at a Time

At every moment, a woman makes a choice: between the state of the queen and the state of the slave girl. In out natural state, we are glorious beings. In the world of illusion, we are lost and imprisoned, slaves to our appetites and our will to false power. Our jailer is a three-headed monster: […]

Shoes Make Me Happy

One of my 2012 resolutions is to spend more time investing in Autumn Tapestry. It isn’t that I don’t value this blog – technically I think it is much more significant that RestlessChipotle. The truth of the matter is that RestlessChipotle makes me money and Autumn  Tapestry does not…yet.  On Facebook I have been posting […]

The Bucket List

I am flipping through some old journals again today and found a list I made with the title, “Money is no object and time is not a factor”. It is two pages of things I wanted to be, do, or have – a bucket list. Things I wanted to accomplish before I kick the bucket. […]

Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life

Women are often accused of being too emotional or being led by their emotions. When we find ourselves in an unhealthy or even an abusive relationship, we do tend to get our thoughts and emotions all tangled together. Sometimes it’s hard to know whether we are making decisions or responding out of our heads or […]

Abuse, Subtle But Deadly

I recently discovered that for several years I have been a victim of a form of psychological abuse whose name I had never heard before: Gaslighting. I am now fascinated with how prevalent this method is, but how few people are aware that it is happening, even the victims and the perpetrators. Like the proverbial […]

Climbing Fences

This past Tuesday I had to go to the VA (Veteran’s Administration) Hospital to be evaluated by the mental health department. No, my family isn’t trying to have me put away, although they probably have reason to. Nope, I am finally breaking down and admitting that I am having trouble with my ADD and I […]