iving in cities all my life I have been surprised to enjoy experiences with raccoons and families of deer. There have been many sightings of coyotes in my neighborhood. This has encouraged me to find out how cities are adapting as we are sharing space with a variety of creatures.
Denial is the disease. I couldn’t believe what was clear to everyone else; I was addicted to an alcoholic. I needed to be needed so badly I subconsciously attracted a guy whom I could obsessively worry about and control. It wasn’t love, it was codependency.
For 40 years I lived an unbalanced, shame based life. I was obsessive, compulsive and extremely neurotic. Unknowingly I attracted alcoholics and druggies and was pulled into the dark side. After years of working toward wellness, I finally recognized I was healthy on the day I call Codependence Day.
Crossing the street in San Francisco I was hit by a large white van driven by a hit-and-run driver. Fifteen years later I needed a hip replacement due to this old injury. During the healing process, I learned how to see the blessings in both painful physical and emotional experiences.
Visualization techniques are quite powerful. I learned a valuable lesson when I created my first Life Map Collage. With obsessive, compulsive behavior I attempted to build a fantasy relationship which was a recipe for disaster. My experience was astonishing! The result was a surprise ending that disappointed and shocked me.