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Looking in the glass

thoughts from Alastar Connor

Welcome to "Looking In The Glass," a unique blog featuring my musings on 

divorce, loss, parenting, cancer, self-love, spiritual growth, business, and life.


Read on, and enjoy.

 

I will not submit.

You have the right to smoke with children present…regardless of the risk to their lifelong health. You have the authority to make medical...

Toxic positivity

This morning, first thing, I watched a video about living with high vibration. As I was watching and listening to how all things in...

A fluid mindset

Pretty much all of my pieces could begin with, “I was listening to NPR…” Is that how I meditate? I sit and listen and see what comes up...

What is sexy?

What is sexy? Red lipstick Kitten heels Red Ferrari Me at the wheel? When I cuddle our child Or give birth to our babe Give her life from...

A glimpse of beauty

The other day I tipped my head sideways to look at something in the mirror and I thought to myself how much prettier I looked tipped way...

Getting through it.

This is for all of you that are going through big life transitions. I recognize so many of the feelings you are experiencing. I want to...

About belonging

I walk up the hill carrying my cute pool bag. Surveying the lounge chairs, I spot someone I know chatting with another person. Making...

Saying goodbye

When I wrote my will, I had a complicated decision to make. Who would I leave my daughter to if Joe and I were to pass together. It could...

Beauty

Beauty is a strange thing. It is a cultural obsession, yet what do you miss when someone is gone? Their beauty? Not at all. As I get...

Enough time.

Words. To me, they hold innumerable power. This is probably why I talk things to death. Why I process my thoughts verbally, even when...

Oxygen Mask

Another evening, another glass of wine. To relieve this pressure, right between my eyebrows. My bleary eyes from 5 hours of screen time....

Hair

I did it. I bleached my own hair. The results are not pretty. At first, I tried to fix it myself. Then I panicked and tried to find...

Adventure

I miss the days of adventure. Heading off into the unknown, with a measured and calculated amount of surprise. A structure set for our...

Drama is owned by the maker.

I used to imagine myself as a tree. I was doing my best to handle the storms that came at me, to cling to the ground with my roots and...

About uncertainty.

We are now living in a world of uncertainty. School, childcare, jobs, elderly parents, savings, and overall health all in flux. And yet...

Broken Open

Creativity is a way out of suffering. We are going about our lives when something happens. An unexpected bomb drops, making us unable to...

Rachel

My mind is playing tricks on me. "You weren’t as good of friends as you thought you were. She wasn’t as important as you make her out to...

Stripped

I find myself, yet again, in a time of the unknown. Reminded that our life’s journey has elements that we cannot control and cannot...

 

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