Book Signing A Success

My book signing yesterday was a big success from my point of view. A lot of people came and bought books and listened to my readings and lecture about how you heal from sexual abuse. I got good feedback about it all. Some people told me how personally helpful it was. That was the point of doing it. And spreading the word about sexual abuse and what it costs people. I am pleased. I want to do it again, farther a field. Any suggestions about venues?...more

The Morning the Egg Exploded

 I am at my mother’s condo, staying with her for the foreseeable as she recovers from her second hip replacement. And, since these are early days and Mama is kind of loopy on pain meds, I am responsible for pretty much everything, from helping her in and out of bed and fetching her hearing aid to adding ice to her occasional bourbon....more

Sometimes It Helps If Mommy Leaves

 Yesterday Kaylee threw a huge screaming fit about going to dance class....more

Alzheimer's, the "Sleeping Giant," is Now Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S.

A new study about death and Alzheimer’s disease made headlines yesterday.  It revealed what all of us in the Alzheimer’s community already knew: Alzheimer’s disease is a “sleeping giant” and it is dramatically under-reported as the cause of death, especially in older Americans....more

Namibian Prayer for GBV

Lord, Jesus,Thank you for this day, thank you that I can pray to you, thank you for the Love in my Life.Lord, God. Please hear our prayer today, We are pleading from you for divine restoration in our lives.We are pleading from you for Help in our lives....more

Six Things You Can Do To Help a Friend Struggling With Depression Have a Better Day

“But I don’t know what to say/do” is something I hear often when talking about mental health. ”I thought it would be best to just let you work it out. You know I am here.”...more

Lewy Body Oddities.

Lewy Body Dementia can be a confusing and unpredictable illness by any measure. Sometimes, when I tell people that Dad has LBD, which is Parkinson’s-related, they are surprised. They ask me if Dad has had Parkinson’s for a long time, and what type of treatment he had. They are even more surprised when I tell them that Dad didn’t have Parkinson’s before the dementia, but that he has it now. ...more

Because of Chronic Illness

Now that we're past the middle of the month I feel I can safely say February 2014 will probably go down in history as one of the cruddiest and most stressful for Mark and I.Technically, I suppose everything is really happening to my husband. Seems like everything that isn't a major medical crisis is afflicting him. But see, when you're married, the things that happen to your spouse, happen to you too....more

Grandparents are Grand!

Have Minivan Will Babysit

Having a minivan can be quite the catch-22. We bought it for the long drive to southern California we do once or twice every year. It's fun sometimes also to carpool with friends and their kids to the zoo or the science museums....more