Leather goods; Valentine’s gifts for men

I don’t have a man in my life but I once did and I knew exactly what made a great gift. I couldn’t always afford what I wanted to get him, but I always tried to get a meaningful and quality item, no matter how small. I love gift-giving, and I still get my ex-husband […]

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Memories of water

I see the pool straight ahead through the glass and it reminds me of my grandmother. She so loved to swim, float and chat with friends or mostly acquaintances. As I am reminded of this, my thoughts go to how she was and is so strong. She says she cannot cry, as I couldn’t for […]

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When the dust settles

After two years of having lived out of suitcases and boxes, entering and leaving people’s lives, with no possible routine, which was the hardest to handle, now, at long last, the dust has settled. I have a life, my own life, my routine and somewhat predictable near future. Although life is always throwing us curve balls, […]

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We are the connections we make

We may stop and wonder at certain instances throughout our lives who we are, especially in times of confusion, identity crisis, or change. I’ve come to realize we are defined by the connections we make along our journeys and are the sum total of those we love. This is why loss hurts so deeply because […]

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Making Depression and Addiction Your New Best Friends

If you suffer from an addiction, you are also likely to suffer from depression. I know from personal experience as well as a lot of research that both conditions tend to strike simultaneously and, while they are often incurable, effective treatments exist. While you don’t have to suffer an addiction to suffer from depression, the […]

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Stages of life: well-done, medium, and rare

Well-done, medium, and rare are what I call the stages of life but in reverse, and we all have to go through them. True, that some of us get stuck on one and never move on, but hopefully life beats us up enough to move us along so we make it to the “well-done” phase. […]

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Quantum moments; Peaceful change

According to the late Wayne Dyer “quantum moments are surprising—unexpected, uninvited, and unforeseen. Quantum moments are benevolent, in other words, they come with feelings of peace, serenity, and bliss. The fourth quality of a quantum moment is that it never goes away. That moment is burned into our consciousness in a vivid picture that won’t […]

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Good riddance 2017!

2017 has been a wild ride as the last two have, but this one takes the cake! I’m grateful though for every chance, opportunity, and lesson. I did accomplish everything I hoped for, however hard it was because as we know nothing good comes easy. But, I’m ready for 2018! Every New Year’s Eve, I used to write […]

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