Category Archives: Resilience

Gratitude: My Favorite Things 2018

Buckle your seatbelts, for this is the time of year when chaos erupts. The Christmas music and decorations fill the space, and Thanksgiving is upon us. Family comes from near and far, meals are prepared and life just speeds up. … Continue reading

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What They Don’t Tell You About Becoming An Empty Nester

S u m m e r t i m e …….. …and the living is…. ….complicated I have taken a self-imposed sabbatical from my blog and as much as it has affected me not to write for sometime, I just … Continue reading

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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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