Category Archives: Resilience

I Miss My Mom Today. Everyday.

Today is Mother’s Day. I miss my mom. I close my eyes. I can see her, feel her next to me. I can see her smile, remember her hands holding mine. It is unimaginable that is has been 15 years … Continue reading

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Sometimes, We Just Need a Hug

The Power of Touch and Human Connection Recently I was scrolling through my Twitter feed and saw this story from a friend and colleague that read: “Something to warm your heart while waiting for spring to arrive. Watch this video … Continue reading

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The Man I Met On A Plane

I will admit these things tend to happen to me more than others. It could be because I like to talk. My conversation may seem to be “all over the place” at times filled with constant zigs and zags. I … Continue reading

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The 5 Things I Learned About My Mid-Winter Slump

1.Acknowledge and Accept It It’s official. I have fallen into my annual mid-winter slump. I don’t think in the past I named it as such or even realized it was a slump but I know it is and it happens … Continue reading

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Top 5 Blog Posts 2017

A big thank you to all those who have followed and read my blogs this year. I never expected to get the reception that I have and it means so much to know my writing has connected with and touched … Continue reading

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My Dog Murray & What He Taught Me

The phone call was the one I didn’t want to make. The tears started streaming down my face as I hung up the phone. I knew it was the right choice, as hard as it was. In an unexpected way, … Continue reading

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Dear Superman,

Dear Jack, I don’t think I have ever met anyone like you. Sure I have met strong, inspirational people but they broke the mold with you. I wish there were more people out there like you. You exhibited incredible strength, … Continue reading

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The Big Move. Saying Goodbye to Our Childhood Home(s)

I drive down the road, windows open, breathing in the summer air and the smells of the country. I am soaking in the beauty of the land. It feels safe, comfortable and like the many times I have driven down … Continue reading

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Another Birthday and Big Changes Ahead

De-cluttering my life Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Memories

Last year I wrote about my mother and how difficult Mother’s Day can be for those of us who have lost their mom’s. We have our memories and we also yearn to have our mother’s back with us. Here is … Continue reading

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