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 […]

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 […]

Heidi Helga Rose

A beautiful mysterious name. One that haunts me (and more likely my husband) on a regular basis. It is the name of my husband’s mother. A woman he has not seen or heard from in almost 30 years. She is gone. A deep dark hole in his history and in his heart. I see it […]

Fire 101

I have decided that when you are living with someone who has a terminal illness like the kind we live with – aka one that does not slowly and visibly take your loved one’s life away or one that requires immediate attention (Like requiring life-impacting medications, operations, or rehabilitation that people can see and feel […]