When Time is Short and Energy is Low…

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I call September and June the Hamster-Wheel months. There are so many activities and events– academic, artistic and athletic–that are crammed into these sixty days. Add in a graduation and three weeks of overtime, and life becomes a bit hectic… Toss in a little depression and life feels overwhelming… I made a bold decision three weeks ago: I need outside help resolving the remaining pieces …

The Five Facets is Featured at The Indie Chicks!

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I’ve recently discovered that moxie is an important part of our healing, for without courage and inventiveness, where would we be? The gals over at The Indie Chicks—a brand-spanking new, online magazine for women—have both those traits in their back pockets. Head on over and check them out; you’ll be glad you did. And while you’re there, be sure to …

Happy Happens™

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Happy Happens.™ Just like the proverbial shit happens, happy happens.™     Short and sweet, happiness is little more than a collection of the simple moments that bring a smile to your face, instances that surround all of us each and every day. Beautiful, soothing, or heartwarming moments that exist in both your “glory days” and within the crevices and …

Taking Time

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 Three weeks since my last post. Countless notations in my calendar: “Blog.” Thousands of minutes sucked into some ethereal vacuum. Hubby and soon-to-be-graduated son out of the country. Meetings/planning/work for graduation event for said son. Mother flew in from California for event. School events, carpooling, soccer matches, and social gatherings for son and daughter at home. Work. Paying bills. …

Heal It Your Way

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Every day, loss and healing occur all around us. My eighteen-year-old son is currently experiencing loss in the form of a break-up with his girlfriend of two years. On a grander, more serious scale, hundreds, if not thousands, are entering the journey from loss to healing after the recent tragedies in West Virginia and Iceland. With the volcanic eruption, some …

A Day of Reckonciling

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Two people close to me have nervously asked since reading my first post, “You don’t think he’s having another affair,” (pregnant pause), “do you?” I was afraid that would come up by friends and family, after I’d read what I’d written, and, thus, added the “tenuous as they were…” For those who have attempted and/or succeeded in repairing a marriage …