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 […]

To Join or Not to Join – Bank Accounts

Disclaimer: Before I begin, you should know that I may be a bit biased due to recent events in my life, but isn’t that what blogs are all about? I have been involved in several conversations lately about whether or not a couple, whether married or in an otherwise committed relationship, should have separate or […]

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 […]

Lesson from the Sandpiper

On my last day at the beach, I went for a walk along the water’s edge. I wanted to soak in the sight and sound of paradise, and capture it in pictures before I left. I was struck by the feeding habits of the little sandpiper, a bird that is common to the east coast. […]

Feel the feelings, an update

When I wrote the previous article, I really had no idea of the magnitude of this journey. It seemed at first to be only about emotional eating, but has become transformative in so many ways in a very short time. I have dropped 9 pounds in 2 weeks and have not been to the gym […]


I am a lover of words. I especially love looking at a word in an unusual way, so when I heard the other day that “respect”, at its root, can mean “to look, again”, I was intrigued. It said to me that often, upon a second look, people, things, events may not be what they […]