Just Keep Swimming

There are times when I would like to take a hammer to my restless mind. I don't mean that in any literal way, but there are times when I wish it would just hush up and let me be. I'd like to think that I have this control over it and I can just say,… Continue reading Just Keep Swimming

The Circuitous Chasm of Grief

Having experienced an extraordinary amount of grief in a short period of time with the loss of both my parents and husband one after the other, I'm often asked how I "got through it" or how I "survived" it. Being that grief is such an individual process and has a fluidity not often realized until… Continue reading The Circuitous Chasm of Grief

Difficult Family and Regaining Control without Losing the Little Bit of Sanity that Remains

When you have been "rising above it" for SO many years, it can sometimes be difficult to remember why you had to in the first place. Usually, it won't take too long for those people to remind you of that reason. You can be a very good person, who cares about others and does their… Continue reading Difficult Family and Regaining Control without Losing the Little Bit of Sanity that Remains