When things we thought were unnecessary are actually quite ...

May 16, 2024
This hangs in my little home in Rochester, NY and since it's on the refrigerator, I look at it a lot. (Ok, maybe too much. But that's another post) I love it,...

This might be a life-changing perspective

December 28, 2023
This compelling piece by an anonymous writer was posted by a friend and is a brutally real perspective on life. Life-changing. And an inspiration for living. I'll say...

Why you should take a breath (or more) before sharing that

October 10, 2023
I follow the posts of a FB friend who is a psychologist.  A recent post got my attention because it involves one of the most destructive things to any relationship:...

Let them be wrong about you

September 6, 2023
It's a beautiful summer day on our spectacularly colorful patio as I write this. Ah, the beauty of California! A friend and I were talking recently about how...

How endings are not such a bad thing, after all

July 15, 2023
There are no beginnings unless there are endings. Well, except for birth. That's the uber-beginning. But endings are natural. Endings of all kinds. And they're...

How DNA can unlock family mysteries

June 26, 2023
Who hasn't wondered where they are from? About their family history? Their ethnic background? About their DNA? This is the Sicilian town my mother's family is...

It really IS all about the consequences

December 27, 2022
I haven't always made the best decisions in my life. Not the best decisions for me OR the best decisions, period. So let me make that perfectly clear. Also, I do...

What does it mean to be the black sheep?

March 23, 2022
Black sheep syndrome. It's that feeling that you don't belong. That you are different. That one of these people in your group is not like the others and it's...

Generational pain and the legacy of immigration

December 2, 2021
I am the granddaughter of Sicilian immigrants, who left all they knew at the turn of the 20th century to forge a new life in a strange country. They did not speak...

Don’t kid yourself: inherited pain is real

September 22, 2021
Inherited Pain Children who were abandoned grow up to love people who abandon them. This stopped me in my tracks with its truth. Inherited pain is...

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