"Age is irrelevant. Ask me how many sunsets I've seen, hearts I've loved, trips I've taken, or concerts I've been to. That's how old I am." ~Joelle A Keeping It Real Post Remember when I wrote about being invisible? I think it's safe to say I'm fully recovered. Or, … [Read more...] about Another Birthday Post
BlogA few years ago, I was just like everyone else I knew. I was on the corporate career track at a company I loved, caring for my aging parents, and taking life’s adventures one day at a time with my soul mate at my side. I had a plan. I knew where I was going, how long it would take to get there, and had the action items to propel me towards my life goals.
A Keeping It Real Post This week I attended my first funeral since D's. For those of you keeping track, it's been over three years. I don't remember much about his funeral. It was a week after he died. I remember stressing about the fact his ashes weren't back from the … [Read more...] about Funerals, Gratitude, and the End of A Journey
“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.” J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in … [Read more...] about My favorite authors
“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” Thich Nhat Hanh, Stepping into Freedom: Rules of Monastic Practice for Novices A Coping With Grief Post When I was in Belfast recently, my friend invited me to attend a Promise Yoga … [Read more...] about What Yoga Teaches Us About Holding Space for Grief
"You are protected, in short, by your ability to love." - Albus Dumbledore J.K. Rowling A Keeping It Real Post Last's week's post was a bit heavy. Thanks for all the comments and private messages about how it resonated with you. Sharing one's personal story can be a … [Read more...] about What Hermione Granger’s Undetectable Extension Charm Reminds Us About Love After Loss
“To write poetry and to commit suicide, apparently so contradictory, had really been the same, attempts at escape.” John Fowles, The Magus A Keeping It Real Post I hate this topic. I loathe it. It makes my stomach hurt, and my palms sweat, but it's something … [Read more...] about Suicide and the Bereaved