Author: Susan Gorman

Sea Glass, For Example

Near the center and towards the back, on the middle shelf of the built-in sideboard. A small teacup sits filled with the sea glass I brought home from Glass Beach in Eleele, Kauai well over 20 years ago.  It’s never been displayed with the many other jars of sea glass that have shown up over… Read more »

The Life Changing Magic of Breaking Up With Conditional Self-Love

One of the unexpected gifts the pandemic has brought to me is a new appreciation for my physical self, exactly the way it is. I’ve uncovered a new seam of unconditional love for it, buried under years of conditioning beliefs that my body was an unreliable and untrustworthy object, something to fix, to control, and… Read more »

When Fear Takes Over

Empty shelves

Friends, I know a bit about hunkering down. Three times since 2014, I’ve had to put my outer life on pause while I attended to the physical and emotional demands of life in a human body. The first was when my husband became ill with the gastric cancer that took his life. Less than a… Read more »

The Unofficial Official Valentine’s Day Ambassador

I have spent 53 years on this planet and I am still waiting to meet someone who behaves like me around Valentine’s Day. Honestly, I thought by now I might have crossed paths with at least one other human being who celebrates this holiday like I do, which is the way I’m sure you can… Read more »

The Miracle of Getting Your Thinking Straight

Hannukah is a celebration of light out of darkness. For eight days we affirm the miracles of plenty, strength, and joy appearing in our lives wherever there was formerly lack, weakness, or sorrow. Unless of course, you’re celebrating the miracle of Viagra, then I think after that long you’re supposed to call your doctor. Ok…. Read more »

Gratitude For It All

Coffee spilled on the ground in a parking lot by viewer's feet.

It’s November, which means we’re gearing up for Thanksgiving-inspired gratitude platitudes. When I finally find my magic wand, so help me the first thing I’m going to do (after banning any mention of Pumpkin Spice anything before October 1st), is to restore some dignity to the concept of gratitude, which we in the digital age… Read more »