Posts by Z


Can Someone Else Do It By Z Zoccolante   The day before, my car maintenance light goes on, which usually means I need an oil check. I drove it for a day ignoring it because I have life things to do. But the next day when I saw the words on my dash I thought, darn, yes, this needs my attention.   I call my dad because I need a refresher on how to change my oil. I know, I know what some of you might be thinking. I was the girl...

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Have You Ever Been A Bad Dog? By Z Zoccolante   Here’s a story about Jack and Diane. Just kidding. Here’s a story about me and my dog Vega. It’s a story about how we speak to ourselves, and others, and how that can save our psyche.   In my life I’ve found, to my small dismay, that I’m often the adult in the room. Being an adult isn’t a problem because I do adult well. The problem lies in the fact that I want to...

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The Perks of Being Invisible By Z Zoccolante I go to a conference with my best friend. Sometimes when I’m with her I feel as though we’re in a fish bubble of our very own, as though we create our own universe within the parameters of where our energy fields end. But I’m not invisible yet . . . We do an exercise. For this one we partner with different people. Every time they break us into partners they tell us to go with someone new....

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We Forgot We Were Magic By Z Zoccolante I’ll drop you into the thoughts in my head as though we’re old friends having one long conversation, as though you just walked into the room. . . And I listen to Devi Prayer, which I just discovered and used to process forgiveness, when I had to first get through the hate to get to the love. I listen to Devi Prayer again and think about the end of movies, where all the events have transpired and...

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The Process By Z Zoccolante   There’s a process. Let’s not make it about love, but instead a human life experience, one which has all the fullness of a perfectly ripe peach, plump and juicy, full of joy and sorrows, elation and bliss, lost and found. Let’s not make it this about one thing because it’s about the feeling of everything – about a full life experience.   It’s about saying the names, not just flossing over it with...

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