Themes for my stories moving forward. 

#deathwarmedover – conversations related to dying and grieving loss. #dreamingwhileawake – my crazy dreams and what I think they mean. #boobalicious – thoughts about my boobs, body, and health in general. #shespeaks – parenting a teenage daughter. No more words needed here. #conversationswE – I talk to Erich a lot. Send him notes, posts etc…. […]

Things I would do and Erich would laugh (sometimes on purpose)

  Everyone loved to hear my husbands big ‘ole belly laugh. Including me. It was pure joy and happiness caught up inside a baritone bark, complete with a head tilt and eyes to the sky dance move that would easily have given Elaine a run for her money on the dance floor. The last few […]

13 months.

Excitement. Fear. Hope. Frustration. Terror. Relief. Guilt. Anger. Love. Concern. Pain. Anguish. Mercy. Peace. Misery. Resolution. Nothing.   Those are all feelings that have fought their way to the front line of my life over the last 13 months. Depending on the situation Love or Anguish could be the winner of the day. I guess […]

I asked my friend-averse to send me some inspiration to help me get balance back into my health/life and this is what I got back….

I asked my friends to send me some inspiration to help me get balance back into my health/life and this is what one friend sent me back. It’s amazingly touching and simple and lovely and funny… just like the girl who sent it. I thought I would share with all my friends and loved ones […]

Found an old column from 2009 on Husband vs. Best Friend relationship…

I liked where I was going with this…. decided to share it as is… enjoy! 🙂 What do you think? Should your spouse/significant other be your Best Friend?   We All Need a Few Best Friends By Mary McChesney 3/31/09 I have been pondering something a relative said to me the other day.   “Your […]

Try to Stay “Up” When you Really Feel Down

In light of so many things swirling around the universe right now pertaining to depression I thought I might take a moment to share some things I do to help me when I am having a hard time getting through (or starting) my day. Mornings can be the hardest. Getting started with your day is […]

Daily Affirmations

I know there are a lot of cliches out there – jokes even, regarding people who use daily affirmations. I find them to be fun, heart-warming, encouraging and sometimes reverent. It does not mean I change my life or plans based on one affirmation I read… but I do keep it top of mind for […]

Beautiful Words From Strangers

I received this link today to a wonderful blog from my preacher as he spends a few weeks in Africa (as he does regularly) with a team of people doing amazing things. Here he shares some simple and wonderful words from a connection he has there named Simon. Enjoy. An Excerpt: “The heart of a […]

Can She (want to) Learn for Herself?

I believe children love to learn. However, you must first find out what inspires and excites them and then figure out how best they learn. Un-schooling, hacking-school, homeschooling, children-driven curriculum – whatever you want to call it – I don’t care. The fact of the matter is that most of the time, in many classes […]