Why I Love the People Who Raised Me

An hour and fifteen minute phone call full of support. On father's day.Shouldn't I be the one offering love on this day?It's the way he says he loves me when we say goodbye. It's not just the words, it's the way he sounds when he says them. As though he just really needed to say it. Some day, those will be the words I remember in my head, some of the many words I will one day remember him by....more

Are you asking for what you need?

It can be tough to admit when we need to ask for something. It’s easy to think we’re not as together as we should be or that we’re a whiny or wimpy pregnant woman. Please, please let’s give ourselves the gift of gentle compassion and the permission to ask for what we need. It can sound easy and we think, “Yeah, yeah, I’ll do that. Of course, I’ll ask for what I need and what my baby needs.” And then it sneaks up on us. We’re going along pretending we’ve got it all together and that we’re not stressed and tired as we try to accomplish all that people are used to us handling....more

To The One Who Lost Someone This Week and Others Who Are Hurting

It was a hard week for my People this week. One had a serious break-up. One lost a beloved pet. One lost a great-grandson. One marked the four-month anniversary of a death in the family.And still others I know are continuing their own ongoing struggles. Family, health, finances, employment... and so many more aspects.It seems that everyone I know ~ every one ~ is going through so much. Not just a little jostle, but a full-on battle to keep walking this tightrope of life....more

We Are Here: An Online Community Mobilizes To Help Its Own

A few months ago, I started writing my story in the form of this blog. I didn't know then and still do not know where it will lead me, but along the way I discovered a fulfilling, new community of friends. We live across America and across the globe, and we speak to each other daily in 140 characters or less....more

A Special Friend

The Holy Spirit is my companion but in His Body, He has gifted me with many other faithful companions and Agnes is one of my special friends....more
Wonderful post!  Agnes Sandford is new to me.  Thank you for sharing this!more

More Than I Hoped For

Yesterday, after sitting in front of my laptop for over an hour contemplating whether or not to hit the "publish" button, I posted an entry about my struggles with depression.  I could not have anticipated the outpouring of love and support that you guys have given me.  And I could not have anticipated the many of my friends who have come forward and acknowledged their own struggles.  I was struck by how many people posted comments here and on Facebook.  ...more

My Afterlife Series - Thinking of You

By Susan Keats, Contributor &  Seize-the-Day PropagandistAn old friend of mine recently chopped her finger off.It wasn’t intentional and it wasn’t her whole finger, but it was a nice chunk. She was trimming plants in her garden and trimmed her thumb right off along with a stem. Ugh! It must have been awful!...more

my husband has aspergers, but today he's being a jerk

my husband has aspergers, but today he's just being a jerk....more

When Your Safe Place Becomes a Judgement Zone

After my oldest son was born I became involved with a wonderful organization that helped me through some of my darkest hours of feeling broken and taken advantage of the maternity care system in our country. I was heavily involved until I got pregnant with my daughter.And to be honest – I was never planning a third child – EVER....more

On Being Chamorro...

Some of my thoughts, On Being Chamorro... http://guamgoddessintraining.blogspot.com/2012/03/on-being-chamorro.html...more