Inauguration Day

Why I Won’t Be Watching Trump’s Inauguration

I’ve been contemplating whether or not to write another political post. Should I or shouldn’t I? And what do I say at this point anyway? I shared my feelings of disappointment about the recent election result in an earlier post. Here it is over two months later, and maybe I should be feeling better about […]

Read More

My 5 Affirmations for the New Year


Did you make any resolutions or set any goals for the New Year? I did not. I have written about my resolution making avoidance before. And about goal setting. And the three words thing. I’ve tried them all. I have discovered none work for me. Perhaps I have accountability issues. Regardless, I’ve ditched them all.

Read More

Hello, 2017

Mixed Feelings About Welcoming 2017

Many people couldn’t wait to say goodbye to 2016. It was a rough year for various reasons, and I kept reading and hearing how lots of people could not wait to move forward into the New Year. Bring on 2017, they said and wrote. 2016 was hard. Too many losses. Too much heartache. Just too much.

Read More

Happy holidays from my house to yours!

Closing Out 2016 & My Holiday Greeting for You

Here we are about to close out another year. How do you feel about saying goodbye to 2016 in just a few days? It was a difficult year for me because as many of you know, my dad died in July. At times I still feel quite lost. There were also many joyful moments this […]

Read More

Grief & the Holidays

Grief & the Holidays – 10 Tips that Might Help

I realized the other day, or rather it started to sink in, that this is the first holiday season for me in which I no longer have a living parent. It’s hard coming to terms with this realization. It hurts. I also know I am lucky because I have many wonderful memories. But it’s still […]

Read More