Well yesterday’s post really generated quite a response. Funny, when I posted it I felt pathetic and whingey. But apparently what was relatable was the feelings I described. And how you feel is never pathetic or whingey. It is just how you feel.

I think what I was trying to…

Sometimes I think we love people so much that the grief we feel in their absence is the only sufficient substitute for the love you once felt…or still feel but now no longer have a recipient.

What is one to do when the object of love leaves, either by death…

I was most upset to hear of Thich Nhat Hanh’s passing last week. It has taken me a few days to absorb and feel the loss. He was such a gentle soul with such a burning light. While I never met the man, I have read a great number of…

I woke up this morning feeling lousy. No COVID so that is a good thing. Just a sore throat — which my daughter had last week. I feel like a sitting duck for illness now. Like my immune system is comprised and there is nothing I can do about it…

I am sitting in bed this morning, enjoying the light filtering in, content, peaceful and maybe even serene. What strikes me most today is that I seemingly with ease get to this place that was elusive to me for so long. Everything in this moment is fine. I am aware…

George Carlin used to say, “Don’t get to believing your own shit.” He was right. It would appear that the people we con most in our lives, are ourselves.

We all do it. Make things up that are loosely based on fact and then create an entire narrative that then…

My daughter and I got up this morning and drove to the beach to watch the sunrise. It was magical…on a variety of levels.

First of all, it was her idea. And she wanted to do it with me. She is almost fifteen, and while I am not hated in…

Today’s photo pretty much describes my childhood. I kind of hit the ground running. I was a kid with big ideas, a huge personality and a lot of energy. I had places to be. People to see. Dogs and cats to pet. I was on my way…at like four.

When…

I had a hard day yesterday. Variety of reasons. None of them critical to why it felt so hard. Everything seems harder these days. The world is fucking weird and everything feels upside down and like the things that have always applied just don’t anymore. …

Erin Schaden

Who am I? I am all that I write, all that I learn, share and grow. Read and find out? Check out www.nakedrandomthoughts.com for more.

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