What to Expect After You Walk Away From a Problem Person

If you have a person in your life that is toxic or is the cause of major problems, one of the hardest things you may have to do is to walk away from the relationship....more
Thank you for this powerful story. Right on! I created a work of art on this topic, that I ...more

Can You Be Happy After Infertility if You Don't Have Children?

I've been thinking the last few days about those very early days of learning we will have a life without children. First, infertility, then childlessness. I remember those days, even though they were many years ago. I felt as if I had been slammed into a brick wall. ...more
zedsmiles I'm so glad, that in some small way, this helped.more

3 Signs You Are Ready To Make A Change

I’ve been through so much change this past year it makes my head spin. My mother’s passing. Leaving my career. Talking to my father for the first time in over 20 years....more
Thank you for this powerful share on changing and moving on. I created a work of art on this ...more

Still Grieving

I need to come clean.  My last post was about “living courageously,” but I’m finding that to be much more difficult than I had anticipated.  Despite my best efforts to be strong and happy and brave, I am actually feeling very broken and weak and tired....more

Grief, rage, second chances and moving on

It's been almost 3 months now since my Dad died. A quarter of a year. A season. Not a day goes by that I don't miss him, or think about him but I know that the last thing he would want me to do is not get on with the business of living. I know this because he told me. He wanted me to be happy. He wanted Q to remember the good times with him and not just the end. So I choose to honour that.  ...more

Eminem Song=My Life; Bummer

“How do you raise a child if you weren’t raised?”...more

HIV/AIDS in AMERICA - The Stigma, The Misconception, The Reality

HIV/AIDS in AMERICAThe Stigma, The Misconception, The Reality A sweet and familiar song begins to play as various people throughout the crowd begin to stand with large white posters in their hands. As they walked the room slowly, I felt the tears begin to well up in my eyes. I was trying my best to keep it together. The presenter said that each year those infected by HIV/AIDS participates in a presentation in order to save someone else’s life....more

Time For A Break

Tomorrow I am taking Buddy to stay with Grandma while I visit my cousin. This is our spa trip, the one which is part of her year-long celebration of turning 50. We planned this when she visited in September, before I knew I was moving out there. Originally, my mom and sister were coming here, but with the showings and everything, it will just be easier all around for them to stay there and have Buddy visit....more

Dangling Modifiers

I'd sell your heart to the junkman babyFor a buck, for a buckIf you're looking for someoneTo pull you out of that ditchYou're out of luck, you're out of luck ...more

Does Time Heal?

The most overused statement to anyone who is grieving or going through a difficult time is the comment "Time will heal." ...more
I'm sorry for your loss. Today is the anniversary of my father-in-law's passing. He died last ...more

Let's Talk About Heaven .....

So today I had an unexpected conversation with my almost 5 year old.  It took me off guard and I'm not entirely sure if I said the right thing, or even if there is a right thing to say... We've been frequenting the local ice rink (as in every home game of our local high school time) and every time we walk in my Jack (who will be 5 in April) comments on a retired Jersey hanging in the front corridor.  He asks why it has his last name on it......more