Cheryl Oreglia`Writer

141 Added | 6 Magazines | 117 Likes | 275 Following | 75 Followers | @CherylOreglia | I'm the one who took the well trodden path, skipped merrily along, until I got lost. Survived thirty-three years of wedded bliss (still going strong), and four rounds of puberty, when I thought teaching high school would be a good idea. Good is a relative term, I started reflecting on my experiences, and to everyone's horror it turned into a blog. It happens. I'm loving this stage of life, looking forward to the less traveled path.

What's Blooming in your Life?

It's late April, I feel the pull of many things in need of my attention, but I'm lethargic. Or maybe I want to be lethargic? Most likel...

Every Breath You Take

Excessive Love Not that I'm a namby-pamby, but I've been fighting a stubborn respiratory infection for four weeks (you read that right), a...

Bonny McClain - Humble, Terrific, Radiant

<i>By Cheryl Oreglia</i><p>My author du jour is Bonny McClain. She hosts a wildly successful blog called Data & Donuts. I met Bonny at the first ever OnBeing …

Why Is Hunger Trending?

I want to know why I have the urge to go scampering for change at the sound of a popsicle truck. Don't you? Even when I'm not hungry, a...

What You Don't Know About Spin Class

Fade in: Interior - Local health club - Day A woman tentatively enters a large spacious studio, scouting it out, worried expression ...

The Passage of Time

I believed in many things when I was young, like you should never eat an apple seed, because obviously a tree would grow in your stoma...

The Hidden Agenda of Saint Monday

<i>By Cheryl Oreglia</i><p>Weekends.<p>Is anyone curious about the origin of this concept?<p>Apparently it's formation was biblical, imaginative, an act of …

A Nine Accompanied by a Six

If you're into labeling, which I'm not, according to a recent Enneagram test I'm a peacemaker. It's true. The Enneagram is an anc...

For What Do You Hunger?

Do you ever feel such deep hunger, as if an internal famine, and for some reason nothing in the cupboard seems to satisfy? <br>I remember sitting beside …

On Being Gathering 2018

I've been called worse things in life but "critical yeast" takes the cake. Although humbled by the implication that I might be able to enact change …

Spilling the Tea

<i><br>Swipe up</i> if you love Millennials. <br>To understand this new generation, you have to start with the Baby Boomers (BB), used to describe people born …

Love in a Hundred Years

By Cheryl Oreglia<p>The last time Valentine's Day landed on Ash Wednesday and Easter fell on Aprils Fool's Day was in 1945. I read that the Detroit …

10 Misconceptions about Middle-age

Middle-age is not a problem to be solved, it is a lifestyle to embrace, and enjoy. Stop browsing long-term care insurance on the weekends, that's …

Sleepless in Campbell

Photo by Melissa Masinter of M&M Photography I lay here in the dark considering a weird dream that left me confused and disoriented...

A Love Note

I was five when I overdosed on baby aspirin. It may have come about through imaginative play, irresponsible parenting, and a deeply unacknowledged …

The Traveling Trunk

It happened almost twenty years ago, so I can certainly claim ignorance, but it may have well been a stroke of genius. One never knows? ...

Spirit in the Sky

By Cheryl Oreglia<p>I love observing how the darkness slips over the evening sky as if a silk gown covering the stark nakedness of the day. It draws me …

Downsizing

When I was five years old my Dad built me my first house. It was a six bedroom, two-story structure, with a shingled roof, and enclosed a...

Can I Pull This Off?

She's been called many things but I like to think of her as a guardian - hand carved, slightly weathered, adorned with an ostentatious b...

I Talk Too Much

It's true, I talk too much. I's a burden but one I have chosen to bear. My teachers always noted this on my report cards, "Cheryl likes t...

What is the Secret?

What is the secret of Advent? I'm so glad you asked. I've been toying with the concept for weeks. I've come to realize that having som...

In Good Company

<i>By Cheryl Oreglia</i><p>This life may very well be a miraculous adventure but I’ve come to believe the people we encounter along the way are more reflective …

Moving On

I'm at a loss for words this month but I suppose that's to be expected. Christmas is like moving but twice in one month. It invol...

Bring It On

I have an intense Cyber Monday hangover, completely over indulged on several lightening specials, and now I want a Furby like no one...

Grateful Harvest

By Cheryl Oreglia<p>It's hard to imagine the first Thanksgiving was a harvest celebration held by the pilgrims of Plymouth colony in the 17th century. …

The Gift

I'll just come clean. I was horribly delinquent in securing a gift for my upcoming anniversary. Three decades of wedded bliss, give or take a few …

8 Ways to Initialize Radical Transformation

It's true. I long for transformation. So you can imagine my delight when I stumbled upon 8 cutting-edge techniques. I don't want to consider the …

A Purpose Driven Life

What is the plot of your life's story? This is important because if you have not uncovered the general plot you will not know the vehicle that is …

What is the Linchpin to our Well-being?

We have a finite amount of time as human beings and I'm becoming begrudgingly aware of this daunting reality. Why are we always surprised by death? …

What Makes Impermanence Attractive

More<p><i>Impermanence</i> is the first word that comes to mind when I land on the Island of Hawaii (the Big island). The landscape is so volatile it reminds …