Waves of grief overtake me as I'm sitting by my mother's side. She is dying. Josh Groban is singing "To Where You Are" in the background and I break down. My tears flow because I am feeling the weight of Jack's death nearly 2 years ago. What comes to mind is all the loss... all my pain and at ... » Learn More about Too Much Pain
This week has been understandably difficult. My mom who has been in hospice is now in what they call the active dying phase. The Saturday before though I had an unusual call from the place she lives saying that Mom wanted to talk to me on the telephone. She hadn't been able to really speak in ... » Learn More about Adding Up The Losses
I have been keeping a journal for a long time. I started my first one when I was 14 years old. At that time, I had a friend who was a nun and she gave it to me as a graduation gift from the 8th grade. The Journal has a wheat field on the front cover with inspirational quotes from the New Testament ... » Learn More about Essentials For The Spirit
I had a misconception about what I would feel like after healing emotionally. When I was trying to find my way out of depression and confusion, I imagined that when I felt better it would feel like I was floating on a cloud. I envisioned dancing through my days, picking flowers and being immune to ... » Learn More about Awakening Pains: How to Embrace New Frontiers of Growth
Growing up the youngest of six kids, with a very large extended family that included many neighbors, finding my own space to simply “be” was not very easy, at least not inside our home. It seemed like there was always someone or something (numerous dogs and cats) making noise or someone ... » Learn More about Quiet Please!