Every year, December 16th starts off pretty much the same way. I wake up like I do on every other day. And then a few seconds or a few minutes after I’m up, I remember. I remember exactly where I was, who I was with, and what I heard on that day in 1985 when my […]
Letting Go and Finding My Purpose
This is the time of year where I normally begin a slow descent into depression. It took me quite a while to recognize this. Last year was the first time I put two and two together. Every December I become very emotional. Very weepy. Prone to unwarranted and unexpected bouts of tears. My little brother […]
Because You Might Not Get One More Week
My current favorite podcast is Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations. (The Tony Robbins, Brene Brown, and Glennon Doyle episodes are three of my favorites). All the episodes are about thirty minutes long. They are the perfect length for a half hour workout. Today while I was on the elliptical, I listened to the Michael Singer episode. He’s […]
2016. The Year of the Wake Up Call.
Carrie Fisher died yesterday. She was only thirteen years older than me. George Michael died two days before that. He was only fifty-three. Fifty-three. He was younger than my husband! Alan Thicke died two weeks ago at 69. Two years younger than my parents. Prince died in April. He was only 57. I could keep going. […]
It’s Time To Mourn
Sometimes you need a few whacks in the head before something really starts to sink in. You know how Facebook’s “on this day” reminds you of all the things you commented on and shared every year before on that date? Two years ago exactly, I wrote a post about how I was struggling — “…My head is […]
It was a short run. But a good one.
A few weeks back I wrote about our new kitty. The one that we discovered had been born under our garage. The one who had never had any human contact. The one who would only let Number 6 near her, intially. Getting close to her was difficult in the beginning, and as a result, her fur […]