When Grace Becomes a Tangible Thing: A Tribute to My Daughter “Grace” (on her Birthday) After Losing Her Husband

October 11, 1980.  It was an AMAZING day!  I gained a daughter and the world gained a gift. We named her Grace Elizabeth.  It was an overwhelming experience for me that I've not shared with many people. She came quickly. After a long tiring day at work my husband had just sat down to rest … Continue reading When Grace Becomes a Tangible Thing: A Tribute to My Daughter “Grace” (on her Birthday) After Losing Her Husband

10 Things New Empty Nesters Struggle With and Some ‘Relief Humor’

Most of the time, major life-transitions are difficult ...(And empty nest is one of those times) So many kinds of transitions. Life is full of them. The planned and the unplanned. The expected and the unexpected. The ones you long for and the ones you dread. The transition from childhood to adulthood. From high school to college. … Continue reading 10 Things New Empty Nesters Struggle With and Some ‘Relief Humor’

When Your Big Plans for Monday – Get Moved to Tuesday…Do This:​

I've done it subconsciously, most of my life... I doodle arrows. On anything. On everything. Ever since I can remember, this has been a silly habit of mine. Yes, I was that child who could not sit still unless it was something that held my interest and attention. Creating was my outlet and I shied … Continue reading When Your Big Plans for Monday – Get Moved to Tuesday…Do This:​

3 Things to Pack for the Journey Through Transition

When faced with a major life transition, how will you navigate your soul? Career changes; Role changes (getting married, becoming a parent, becoming an empty nesters); and Unexpected Life changes (being diagnosed with a major illness, losing a loved one, divorce, caring for a child or parent)... these common life events can often make the average Jane and Joe feel … Continue reading 3 Things to Pack for the Journey Through Transition

Life-Transitions and All Things New

Has your life-journey, like mine, been accentuated by a series of major life-transitions? If so, how are you doing navigating your way through the ups and downs, the highs and lows, the ebbs and flows that go hand-in-hand with the winds of change? With almost 34 years of marriage behind me, and more than a few … Continue reading Life-Transitions and All Things New

Confessions of: A Writer in Transition

'Offer' - my 'one-word' for 2012 offer |ˈôfər, ˈäfər| verb: to present (something) for (someone) noun: an expression of readiness to do or give something Although I have made numerous attempts this past month to 'offer' meaningful words of encouragement to this, my on-line community, I must confess... I have allowed my writing life to … Continue reading Confessions of: A Writer in Transition