Depression is a popular topic, laced in stigma.
There is so much written about depression, most often from the perspective of the person suffering. And rightly so.
AND there is another side-a painful, layered, and often forgotten side.
It is painful to watch someone slowly slip away for a month, and then two and then three, then 14…
So you push and pull and love and pray and cry and get angry…anything to get some reaction, some engagement…but it doesn’t come …until one day it does.read more
We all look back on our lives and want to change something, don’t we?
We are fallible. Fragile. Perfectly imperfect.
That’s what it means to be human, no?
This is especially true with our relationships, isn’t it?
This blog is about beautiful, fragile, messy relationships.
This blog is about how we love, sometimes getting it wrong, but still trying to get it right.
This blog is about how you decide to write your love story.
We all have a story.
We all have a voice.
We all have something of value to say.
If you want to say it, find the courage and say what you need to say.
Write ….just write. Don’t worry about it being perfect.
We will all be better for having heard your story.
Do you ever catch yourself in a moment of pure joy, lose several seconds in your joy, and then wonder if anyone saw that silly grin on your face? Isn’t that the best? (PS…you look GORG-eous in that grin!)read more
You don’t need to be fixed.
And it isn’t your job to fix anybody else…you are perfectly quirky just the way you are.
Because feeling like you’re too much of something or not enough of another-really hurts.
Have you stopped dreaming? When did you stop? Or does life just get so busy we forget to dream? Let’s start again.read more
Perfect doesn’t exist and accepting that truth is the key to contentment. So much of the beauty in life is in the imperfection and the messy. Perfect is what YOU say it is. Decide.read more
We age. Life becomes layered. Things drop. Lines develop. AND we get SEXIER…. TRUE story. Read on….read more
This is a post about how difficult it can be to parent well.
It is about the insecurities we all feel.
It is about how we all really do our best.
And, it is about being able to admit the joy you feel.read more
We all have preconceived ideas of who we are and …
Sometimes those ideas are narrow.
Sometimes those ideas are wrong.
We label ourselves, even if we don’t do it aloud we certainly have an inner dialogue about it.
It’s a wonderful thing to be able to see ourselves through fresh eyes every once in a while.
I have decided to practice doing this and I think you should too.read more
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Here’s your solution – 7 DIY facials for all skin types & all ages.
Go ahead, pamper yourself …
Nurturing a secure emotional bond with our sons does not create wimpy “mama’s boys”.
It creates healthy, strong, authentic boys who become healthy, strong, authentic men.read more
I think so many of us are uncomfortable with self-promotion. Perhaps it is too personal..
Perhaps we aren’t convinced of our own value.
Perhaps we are afraid of appearing arrogant.
Perhaps we confuse self-promotion with self-flattery.
I think you should reconsider….read more
We all know the cliche about how difficult and rewarding parenting is.
It is a total cliche – and it’s 100% true.
It’s one of the greatest honors we are given.
It is also a big, fat responsibility.
It feels so good to laugh.
And it is good FOR you.
And nobody can see you.
So, laugh your ass off!
What people, experiences, events..have made you, YOU ?
If you had to choose only 3, what would they be ?
Know who is worthy of your trust.
Know who will call you to more.
Know whose love changes you.
And then, gratefully receive their love because being loved well changes everything.read more
I am writing a book about what is be-you-tiful about YOU.
What is the answer for you?
(a tough question for some. let’s practice answering it)
The shape of your hands?
A particular feature on your face?
A scar from an experience that gave you a new perspective on life?
The sound of your voice?
The way you hug someone?
The way your hair feels?
I am not a fan of the “list”, but perhaps I haven’t given the list it’s fair shake…
Perhaps, I have judged too harshly & too quickly.
You want a good list? I’ve got a list of reasons you should read this blog list. Giddy up.