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Suicide 😢

I’m having all of the feels, or conflicting emotions after the recent suicide of a friend. It’s such a shame when a relatively healthy person decides to end their life. Mental illness, or mental injury as one of my therapist friends reframed the word, or debilitating health issues are a common denominator in suicides. I…

Faith and Family 🙏🏼💕

I admire families that are close, especially those with a strong faith base.  A dear friend, Gladys  and her family are rallying around one of their family members, Olivia, as she recovers from a hit and run accident that has left her paralyzed.   I had the pleasure of going to the Santa Clara Valley…

Honor your Momma!!

Perhaps I’ve felt compelled to write about this subject because I just lost my beloved Mother, or perhaps I just felt the need to give a voice to an important group of people. It has come to my attention that I need to give a shout out to one of the unsung heroes of the…

My Quick Road to Recovery

I’ve been extremely blessed with only having sustained two injuries in my entire life (the first being three decades ago while at a track meet!). The recent shoulder injury I had was the worst! I wish I could say the injury was from an intense workout, or during a grand adventure, but alas, it was…

Kauai 2016

After visiting Kauai earlier this month, I can see why many say this is their favorite Hawaiian island, or choose this as their wedding venue. The island has some absolutely breathtaking scenery, and a plethora of choices if you enjoy being outdoors. I enjoyed a lot of hiking while on the island. Here are some…

Clarity ….

Clarity… You have to love it. You go through life thinking you’ve got a pretty good handle on your life, or, much of it anyway. You’ve got a positive attitude. You consider yourself relatively happy and healthy. Then, as the universe will make very clear to you in her little snarky benevolent way sometimes, “No,…

Thanksgiving in Georgia

  For Thanksgiving this year, I visited my son, Brendon in Georgia.  In the past Brendon has returned home to California for Christmas. Unfortunately, he won’t be visiting for Christmas this year. I love traveling for many reasons, one being the interesting people you encounter. I appreciated the Southern charm/hospitality, and the thick Georgia accents.…

Pre-Holiday Angst

The holidays can be a stressful time for many.  Society puts so much pressure on us to consume, purchase, and put on a happy face.  Does the thought of spending time with family make you nauseous? Perhaps, you, or someone close to you is ill, or has passed away this year?  When you reach a certain age, the…