Love & Kindness – All That Really Matter

My brother and his wife adopted a 2 year old girl from Russia 16 years ago. She has been both a joy and a nightmare, often within a single day.  Currently she is leaning towards nightmare, and my brother and his wife spend every day afraid for her.  I spent time with them all yesterday and … Continue reading Love & Kindness – All That Really Matter

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Let It Be

What Charlotte Taught Me Meet Charlotte.  She's the one with 3 legs.  I'm the one with 2 legs. While I might be the one writing this blog, I am only repeating what Charlotte taught me.   It might be useful to anyone going through any type of trauma, whether it be an illness, divorce, abuse, a … Continue reading Let It Be

Anger, Grief & Death

My bosses 19 year old son died at 4:33 today.  He suffered severe cerebral palsy from birth, and his past 3 years had been particularly cruel.  He had 4 major surgeries, each resulting in major complications.  Yesterday he suffered cardiac arrest.  Today they made the decision to remove the ventilator keeping him alive, and he … Continue reading Anger, Grief & Death

Parenting after Abuse

I've been Netflixing the show Parenthood.  I started watching because I no longer have cable, there was nothing on the main stations, and I love Lauren Graham from Gilmore Girls.    Halfway through the 1st episode I was hooked.  If I'm not writing, taking care of my home/kids or doing yoga/therapy/meditation, I'm watching Parenthood.  For … Continue reading Parenting after Abuse

Instead of Breaking

The glassblower knows: while in the heat of beginning,  any shape is possible. Once hardened, the only way to change is to break. The Book of Awakening,  Mark Nepo That is the opening passage for February 19.  I am much further along in the book (started reading it daily last April) so I'm not even sure … Continue reading Instead of Breaking