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!
Who would've ever believed as we sat in the restaurant that night that both of these men would soon be gone forever? A few years ago, Joe and I were in Rockford, IL, and had made plans to meet my nephew Jesse, and his family, who lived on the outskirts of town, for dinner. "Do you have a round ... Read More about Noticing
Let it be easy has been a prayer of mine for a long time—the path of least resistance. Opening myself up to allow ease and flow to unfold naturally in my daily decisions has been a conscious choice. I understand how our minds can keep us stuck in our thinking and a vicious cycle of trying to "figure ... Read More about Writing About Her Opened My Eyes
September...it's always been my favorite month—since I've been picking favorite months, that is. I never knew it would have so much significance in my life. I didn't know until weeks ago that this month, the "new January," as I've been calling it for years, is also "Suicide Prevention Awareness ... Read More about September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
To the grief.The pain.The suffering. Invite it in.It's not going anywhere until… Dear sadness, Why are you here?What do you need me to know?To feel?To do? I'll sit with you.I'll be with you.I acknowledge you.I see you.I am holding you.I won't ignore you.I won't judge you.I won't ... Read More about An Invitation