Widowed at 27: I Still Leave the Porch Lights On For My First Husband

I still leave the porch light on for my dead husband, even after finding love a second time. ...more
None of us can put a timeline on grief, it is a great loss and our memories are still very much ...more

The Power of Impossibility

If you think about all of the times in your life that you were down, crushed, broken or hopeless, there is always a strain, grain or thread of impossibility.  Even when you force your hurt or beat up self to be practical, problem solving or option seeking, impossibility eventually strikes your potential plan and you are back to square one.  Like a deer in headlights, you stop when you come against impossibility.  There are circumstances in this life where change feels impossible....more

Going Through The Motions

Heartache is a horrible thing. The true pain life brings is scary and unpredictable. I thought I knew this world was ugly when I was in college but little did I know how ugly it could really be. The vast waters of sin are beyond my comprehension. Although my eyes have seen but a taste, I can't fathom the root of where this evil really lays and nor do I want to....more

Surviving My Spouse's Suicide

PBS sent an article to me today on Facebook about suicide. It seems the rate of elderly suicide is twice that of youths. And they don't have many practice runs. I've known for sometime, this to be true. About 40,000 people die by suicide every year. For people aged 75 and over, the rate is 16.3 per 100,000 and for men 75 and over, it's 36 per 100,000....more

That's What You Get For Thinking

Did your mom say that to you? My mom did, and I can still hear her saying it in my head. I just said it myself, to my sister, about an hour ago....more

5 Reasons to Forgive Yourself Today

It’s hard to forgive others when you haven’t forgiven yourself. Perhaps it sounds foreign, but the root of forgiveness starts within, and once you learn to forgive yourself, forgiveness in general is much easier to implement. I have personally struggled with self-forgiveness in the past, and here are my 5 reasons why you need to forgive yourself today....more
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The Catch-22 of Offering to Help

 I was elated that dropping my daughter off at her first day of Pre-K went smoothly....more
Still sitting in the Starbucks, I saw a woman pulling two roller bags yell at a man for trying ...more

5 Life Lessons of Being Homeless

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When Your Mother Dies

When your mother dies, you will take care of things. You'll call her friends on the phone and tell them one by one that their friend has died. You will listen as they nod and wait for them to tell you stories about her but they won't. They'll keep what they remember until later. Now is not the time, they think....more

#HeatStrokeKills: Don’t leave your kids alone in cars.

July 31 is National Heat Stroke Prevention Day....more