Love, there’s all kinds. Love for your spouse, love for your parents, love for your friends, love for your pets, love for your God, but the love of your child, well that’s a love that is so incredibly complex it transcends words. I love my children to the point of pain. I love my children … Continue reading Love…

A few words….

Contemplating life tonight. Thinking of the days gone by. Things I’d change, things I regret, things I’m grateful for. There’s a lot to life. A giant jigsaw puzzle composed of the most intricate of pieces. Sometimes those pieces fit perfectly, other times they feel forced and out of alignment. Each day we add or subtract … Continue reading A few words….


I’m not quite sure when this starts to happen. Is it when we reach a certain age? Is it after the loss of a loved one? Is it watching coworkers prepare for retirement? Is it after a health scare? The “this” I’m referring to is looking into the face of our own mortality. This has … Continue reading Reflecting


Anxiety, tonight I’m overcome by it. My stomach is in knots. I’m restless. My mind cannot stay focused. I feel as though I may just jump out of my skin. I hate this feeling. What I hate even more is not knowing where it came from. Sometimes I think I may be channeling someone close … Continue reading Anxiety


Addiction, the mere word causes my throat to constrict, my heart to palpitate, my eyes to fill. Being an addict is devastating; loving one can be just as disastrous.   This story begins approximately 38 years ago.  A college freshman, away from home for the first time, meets a local boy in a bar, and is instantly intrigued.  His shoulder … Continue reading Addiction

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