$500 Classroom Supplies Giveaway!

“When you learn, teach. At our best we’re all teachers.” ~Maya AngelouIt’s a great day, Journeyer, and it’s about to get EVEN BETTER!Today, we have the opportunity to change lives.Many lives....more

5 Steps to Healing Your Hurts

Last night I clicked on a link that posed a question like “What’s holding you back from living your dreams?”...more

Going for It

 Earlier this summer, Hubby surprised me with this little gift....more

How We Seek Validation, and the Value of Self Approval

As I sat in my therapist’s office last week, a small truth began to unfold before my eyes.“I guess I’ve just always been looking for validation,” I said.Learning.Growing....more

Heal It Your Way

first published at The Five Facets, April 28, 2010 Every day, loss and healing occur all around us.My eighteen-year-old son is currently experiencing loss in the form of a break-up with his girlfriend of two years.On a grander, more serious scale, hundreds, if not thousands, are entering the journey from loss to healing after the recent tragedies in West Virginia and Iceland....more

On Grief: First You Have to Pick the Lemons, Then You Have to Cut an Onion

After my son died twenty-three years ago, I spent a great deal of time talking to people, listening to them, and reading their stories, all in the hopes of finding the inspiration to heal. I heard platitudes that abound in all areas of everyday life: “Time heals all wounds.” “You’re young; you can have more children.” “When God closes one door, he opens another.” “God doesn’t give us more than we can handle.” During different types of loss, I’ve heard other hackneyed phrases like, “It happened for a reason,” and “Maybe you’re better off this way.” ...more
@StellaG  Stella, your reply made me smile. Thanks for reading and sharing and responding!I am ...more