A good man and the last of that generation

September 29, 2022
I called him Uncle Frank, but he wasn't actually my uncle. Although he WAS married to my favorite aunt. SHE was only related because she had been married to my mother's younger brother. And divorced him, back in the day, when such things were only talked about in hushed tones. Although she...

A good man and the last of that generation

September 29, 2022
I called him Uncle Frank, but he wasn't actually my uncle. Although he WAS married to my favorite aunt. SHE was only related because she had been married to my...

If you think you’ve got this, you probably do!

September 28, 2022
Here's what studies show about how we can help ourselves heal: or You've Got This! Sick people who have a positive attitude report less pain and can have better...

What’s on your greatest hits list?

September 23, 2022
Sometimes, we can be so taken up with our day-to-day troubles, problems, challenges, that we forget how far we've really come. What we've accomplished. Or maybe we...

How the Queen held space for our own grief

September 21, 2022
For many of us, Queen Elizabeth II's funeral held deeply personal meaning. Oh, we didn't know her. And maybe she wasn't our monarch. But nonetheless, we found the...

Thoughts on the Queen’s death

September 15, 2022
The Queen's death. Not unexpected. But still a bit of a shock. A family has suffered a deep loss, one that's written all over each of their stricken faces. I can...

Why is it so hard to really “get” that it’...

September 13, 2022
There's nothing more difficult than to accept that some negative, nasty or difficult "feedback" we receive is not about us--not at all. Or, for that matter, positive...

You’re never too old to set new goals, dream new drea

September 7, 2022
So I did something the other day. I made my stage debut. On a real stage. Performing a solo show I wrote, myself. Well, I performed part of it. There are three...

When they just don’t get it, eggs must be broken

August 30, 2022
If you are looking for a definition of tone deaf, or an example of missing the point, here you go: The other day a social media friend posted that she didn't...

How right or wrong isn’t straightforward, even in mur

August 24, 2022
Right or wrong. Black or white. We do love our absolutes. But it's really not that simple. Oh, we wish it were. And we act like it. But it's not. I...

Everyone’s got a role (though it can be hard to accep...

August 16, 2022
I've come to believe that everyone plays a role in this world of ours. Even the people who make us uncomfortable. Who frustrate us. Or those we wish would just pack...

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