New vs. Old

New versus old, how does this relate to relationships? My very intelligent son once said to me, “every relationship gets old mom”, just as every relationship is new at some point. Ah the feeling of a relationship that is in its early stages. The “honeymoon” stage as it is often called. Everything is exciting and … Continue reading New vs. Old


Going through my old emails today, I found the eulogy I had written for my mom, and thought I would share………………….. As I sit here trying to compose this tribute to mom, I thought I would say something about the lavish dinner parties she threw for her friends with caviar and champagne, or the times … Continue reading Remembering

Just be me

I was born in 1961 which makes me soon to be 57 years old. Most of my life I have struggled with what it means to just be me. Growing up I can remember wanting to be my older sister (yes you Ann, I know you are reading this). She was so cool, and being … Continue reading Just be me


During my early days of self-reflection through counseling, my therapist and I addressed a concern she had with my inability to accept a compliment. Frankly, I wasn’t even aware this was a problem. The first time she noticed I might have a problem, was when she made a comment about how lovely my hair looked … Continue reading Compliments


Laughter, what could be more uplifting? Remember the very first time you heard a baby laugh, what an incredible sound!  Whether it’s a deep belly laugh, a small giggle, or a hearty chuckle, it moves most of us in a way nothing else can.  One of the greatest gifts is the ability to laugh at … Continue reading Laughter


I am a catholic, I believe in God, I believe in Jesus Christ. This is not about my beliefs though. Last week during dinner with my husband and adult children the topic was raised of children killing children. We had just gotten back from South Miami, near the location of the latest school shooting. A … Continue reading Paths