Our Drives

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After some time, we came to see our best talks were had in the car, on the road. None of these planned. It seems the freedom of the road lends itself to the freedom of the mind. In looking out instead of looking at one another, the pressure is removed. We can deliberately get on the road to go nowhere. Or we can drive through nearby neighborhoods looking at lovely real estate. Or we can be on our way back from a dinner, a trip, or simply the store. In this return, there is a relaxed state. We’ve come to express ourselves best in the setting of no plans to say and no pressure ‘to talk.’ In the car, we are on neutral ground.   … Read More

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On Therapy

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I got onto the office elevator to descend for the lunch hour when a guy about my own age joined a floor later. In the crook of one arm, he held a stack of folders and a couple of thin books; evoking a prep school boy with disarrayed dirty blond hair, charming grin and navy suit coat. I pay no mind to these details as I have an involuntary response to books and my eyes laser beam onto the spines. Who or what are you reading? This is what concerns me. To say that we were both in for a surprise, well I couldn’t read his mind; only his facial expression. It is startling to be found out.   The author’s book … Read More

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Crisp & Refreshing

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Luxuriously lazy. That was the theme of my Thanksgiving break. A little bit of family and a lot of laying about. A little bit of holiday shopping, short bouts of working out those delicious meal carbs, and a lot more reading; almost completed a 600 page book! Even though I rarely veg out, there’s always a bit of guilt when I do, as if it’s too glutinous, as if I should be gallivanting about town and socializing. It’s almost as if there’s a comic strip cloud hovering above me, watching me do nothing. Aren’t you bored yet? I ask it. Speaking of social, as of today, I am five weeks completely sober. No alcohol. It wasn’t like I was drinking … Read More

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Between Here & There

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I’m either counting minutes or losing track of them. I look at time a lot differently than I did years ago; when I had no sense of it growing up. When you’re outside playing, it’s only time to come in after the light fades into dark or a guardian screams. When you’re immersed in a project or task, it’s time to break away when another pertinent matter rises or hunger screams in your belly. I don’t carry the sense of play around very much anymore. Most movements seem a to-do item; a chore; an obligation; a mission; a responsibility. And even when I’m engaged in relaxed reading, I’m looking to see how much time I have left to do it, … Read More

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Photo Diary of August’18

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What a sped up month. I have no complaints. Took small steps and general headway on personal goals; work is trying to be more interesting while I’m simultaneously more diligent about my outside-of-the-office pursuits. In and out of town friends came and went; lunches, dinners, cocktails and conversations; long walks afterwards. I let myself really rest some too. And crazy enough, I went on a legit blind date. As in, I didn’t even google the guy, had no idea what he looked like other than the explanation from a broker at the office. This alone feels exceptional since it’s certainly not the swipe this way or that and internet stalking that pervades us. For the record, I’m on no dating … Read More

BrockaPhoto Diary of August’18