That's how it felt. To-hell-and-back was the subject line of one of my recent newsletters. In it, I was referencing the long dark months of this past winter. It was the most brutal winter I ever remember experiencing. Not the cold, but the cocoon of sorts that I was in (by choice). I was sick for ... Read More about Was It Really Hell?
Nostalgia and Presence Both Reside Here
No five-year plan. No three-year plan. Not even one year. I'm living in the moments, in the pause, in the space between my thoughts and actions. I didn't expect the holidays to be as hard as they were. It caught me off guard. I was doing so good. So, so good. And then, out of nowhere, the sadness ... Read More about Nostalgia and Presence Both Reside Here
If You’re In Grief…
Time does not heal wounds. Your wounds will only begin to heal when you tend to them. ... Read More about If You’re In Grief…
the honest and raw moments
Beauty lies in the honest and raw moments. For two years now, life has been a blur. Nothing in focus or crystal clear. What to do now? Where to go? The next right step? There is no way (ever) to sterilize death. It's painful, and it's brutal. Hard doesn't ... Read More about the honest and raw moments
God (and Joe) Said So!
I'd been handing out "988" cards in the candle booth like Halloween candy, for weeks, and here I was in need of one and empty-handed. I was the only one there when I entered the store- it was early. I was just coming back from my dentist appointment and decided to stop by the thrift store and ... Read More about God (and Joe) Said So!