Entries by Melissa

On Truth Telling

It takes courage to be a truth teller. It takes a person unwilling to settle for less than the truth. It takes a person who is willing, perhaps unknowingly at first, to stand alone. A truth teller is a story teller, and true story tellers can’t and don’t lie or speak in what I consider […]

The “not so ugly” Ugly Sweater Party

The title speaks for itself, really.  But the experience is one to write on.  I was invited to an Ugly Sweater Party, of course assuming it was an Ugly Sweater Party.  In preparation for said party I realized I did not have in my wardrobe an Ugly Sweater.  Being that it is the Christmas season, […]

“Letting Go”

I have often pondered the concept of “letting go.”  The words “you just need to let it go and move on” somehow fall on me as both shallow and hollow.  A judgement statement made from someone who’s definition of “letting go” is completely different than mine and stated in a manor with assumed and presumed […]


Sometimes you have to unlearn to learn.  And change to change. Melissa Hunt     I jotted this thought down awhile ago to remind myself that to be open to change requires of me a willingness to unlearn.  It requires of me a liquidness of my mind, body, and soul to be open to a […]

Naked Truth

A life truly lived constantly burns away veils of illusion, burns away what is no longer relevant, gradually reveals our essence, until, at last, we are strong enough to stand in our naked truth. Marion Woodman   The risk to stand in our own naked truth is a great one indeed.  But what choice is […]

On Mother’s Day

Be grateful on Mother’s Day when it rolls around and you can celebrate without complications or confusions.  Be grateful on Mother’s Day if you can celebrate without a single trace of needing to do so out of duty or guilt, or because society and Hallmark have decided this is the day to celebrate mothers.   […]

Truth and Beauty

The route to truth and beauty is a toll road- trickery and un-pretty in and of itself. Lorrie Moore   I would rather be paying the tolls on the road of truth for the truth of my life, and in life, than search for a free route that in actuality is not free at all! […]

On the Edge of Outside

I sit on the edge of outside.  A place where I question the concept of belonging.  A quiet contemplation within my own soul  that leads me to believe that everyone  on earth wants to belong.  To feel and experience belonging.  My contemplation takes me further:  What is it to belong?  I ask myself from the […]


Love is Foundational

To be loved is foundational. It is the essense of the human existence. To be provided for is nice, but secondary to love. To be loved and provided for is lucky. To have neither, well, that is simply unlucky. The unlucky often end up in a search for safety and security because of the lack […]