You retreated into the stillness. It was lonely and heartbreaking. What did you hear in the silence?   You are not alone. Your emotions are tangled right now, and you are doing your best to unravel and find some meaning. You can clearly identify the healthy people that bring laughter and unconditional

When I was going through cancer treatment I practiced a daily ritual of resting my weary head in my then husband’s lap and asking him, “Is everything going to be okay?”  He would rub my bald head and reassure me.  The words he spoke were hollow in that he had

This time of the year always brings forth a flood of emotions.  I can vividly recall sitting in our basement in Cary, North Carolina anxiously watching Selection Sunday on the oversized television. Honestly, I wasn’t entirely certain what the regions and brackets truly meant…but I would hold my breath until

My sister Nicole and I were sharing our daily chat when she mentioned the concept of RADICAL ACCEPTANCE. The idea intrigued me, so I searched for a deeper understanding of the meaning behind those two words. My personal definition of radical acceptance was… to completely embrace without resistance. Further reading,

The continuous shifting of circumstances can often create a tilted, upside down, and unbalanced feeling.  Moment by moment our position goes from solid to precarious, as we fight to regain our equilibrium.  Perhaps I am on the wrong road?  Should I turn back, or continue forward? Stop…Go…Yield

I embraced the thrill of the beginning, as the winter sun signaled a new day.  Remembering I had promised Grant we would start 2020 with a power walk, I threw on a hat and laced my sneakers.  The soundtrack to Frozen 2 blared through my headphones as I connected with

As I walk down the aisles of the world’s marketplaces, I snatch up my heart’s desires. There is an unending list of wants that I just cannot exist without. And yet, I never seem content. I continue my search convinced that the next purchase will finally complete me. If only…when

There was a single moment of clarity when I deeply understood that my union was crumbling. We sat side by side on a couch in front of the marriage counselor. I don’t recall the topic being discussed, however there was an unforgettable utterance. When are we going to stop talking about

17 years have passed since the day that I met you. You invited us into an unknown world. I crumbled when the MRI revealed the significant damage to your brain. As your mother, I owned the heavy responsibility of fixing you. How could I straighten your head, enable your eyes