Surviving Loss and Thriving Again

None of us wants to think about it, but the standard definition of a totally successful relationship is the old, traditional “til death do us part.” Any time we love, whether it’s a life partner, a dear friend, a child, a sibling, a parent or even a beloved pet, we are risking the loss of that love. ...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