Recovering from Recovery

Have you ever said I need a vacation from my vacation? We load up vacations with every imaginable activity trying to create memories for ourselves and our families, and when we return to our routine, we are simply exhausted! What was the point of the vacation- Well, I find myself saying…I’m recovering from my recovery. … More Recovering from Recovery

In a dark closet…

It’s been a while since I last blogged. I survived quarantine. I published a book. I am surviving trauma. I am barely coming up for air and slowly re-engaging into society. I am observing things differently. I am noticing the little things. Acknowledging the details of every day. I catch myself staring out of my … More In a dark closet…

I am no longer asking for permission…

All my life, I’ve made measured decisions. Is this a good idea?  Will it be disrespectful?  Will I hurt someone’s feelings?  Will I be judged? Will they stop being my friend?  Am I talented enough? Will I be pretty enough?  Will I be smart enough?  Will I be respected?  Will they accept me? As I’ve … More I am no longer asking for permission…

The Measure of a Man

We met 25 years ago.  I was broken, and he was whole.  We married and built a life together that was nothing but unconventional. Through it all he is consistent.   His character is consistent His temper is consistent His commitment to our family is consistent When we met, I lived in New York City, … More The Measure of a Man

Summer…

  With all the noise that’s going on in our Country and our World… We all need to take a few deep breaths. During the next few weeks, That’s what I’ll be doing. Take some time this Summer to reboot, refresh and restart. Happy Summer! Lesson: Seasons bring change for a reason – reboot, refresh, … More Summer…

“Someone is praying… for what you take for granted”

I came across this quote, and it straightened me out right quick! “Someone is praying for what you take for granted” – I was that someone praying for a miracle. There was a time in my life that I didn’t have enough money to take the subway to go to work. I didn’t have enough money … More “Someone is praying… for what you take for granted”

When will we learn…

This week my blog’s intention changed.  What I was going to write, I’ll share at another time. My heart is heavy with all that is going on in our world, our country,  in our homes, and among friends.  I’ve noticed an incredibly bitter shift in our dialogue and how we express our differences of opinion. … More When will we learn…