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Death and Dying

It’s pretty safe to say that we’ve all experienced death. Close by or from afar. But sitting by watching a loved one go through the process of dying is new for me. I was not present at the time of death of my Love, my parents, or my grandparents. I have participated in codes and…

Thankful Challenge III

Rise Up and Be Thankful Thankfulness, in a world of uncertainty- media spewing worst-case scenarios, virus spreading, people dying, cities on lock-down, countries in crisis, what on earth do we have to be thankful for? If we listen to the noise, nothing… If we listen to our hearts, everything… I am thankful that my daughter…

Good Morning Happy

Good morning! It’s been a long time since I’ve started the day Happy So long that I hesitate to type it out loud But today I woke up and thought, what’s this new thing? Happy? Seriously? So here we go: Grateful for time spent with an old friend who actually smiled for a picture Great…

Traveling Alone – I Did It!

I drove four hours today for work overnight the first of three nights alone in a strange place. Not such a big deal- for a regular business traveler, but for me, it was huge! This is the first big trip alone first hotel stay alone. Sure, I’ve traveled since, well you know, since my Love…

Grateful and Thankful for HPM

I am grateful that my Love was under the care of wonderful Hospice/Palliative Medicine (HPM) Physicians during the last six months of his life. I wanted to publicly thank them on this platform for some time but until today couldn’t find the words. My Love resisted HPM. Only after much discussion (read arm-twisting or strong…