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  • THE METAMORPHOSIS

                A balmy summer day in the mountains.  The meadow was green and moist.  Dark brooding trees bordered the chartreuse.  A group of riotous children frolicked in the sun.  Their boisterous shouts echoed among the trees.  Their clothing, stripes and […] More

  • How To Say "I Love You"

    Remember that sometimes love can appear in different forms. When your husband comes home from work with a tank full of gas because you have to go to night class, that’s his way of saying “I love you”. When she calls you after class to […] More

  • Change Is Coming

    It’s time to stop accepting the unacceptable and take control. If others won’t step up to the plate and do their part, then I will. I’m calling the shots, now.  More

  • Misery

    Does Mother Nature even call the shoots or is she working with an omen as an accomplice? There are forces at work that are keeping my grandmother a live past the usual threshold of 90 and for the life of me, I can’t fathom why […] More

  • To My Godson On His Original Graduation Day

    My Godson was supposed to graduate from high school on May 22nd. And despite the fact I did not get to see him walk across the stage, I want him to know how proud I am of him and how he has become one of the most amazing young men I know. He’s kind, smart, and the world will be his oyster. I love you, Drew. You are far more amazing than you will ever give yourself credit for so I’m more than happy to give you some well-deserved credit.

  • How to Do Good and Feel Fabulous!

    This content may contain affiliate links which may result in the content creator being financially compensated for purchases site visitors make. Would you say that being a ‘do-gooder’ is a good thing or a bad thing? If you answered, “A bad thing,” you would be […] More

  • What Good is a Pet?

    **My affiliate link gives me a small performance-based commission when you make a purchase, which helps me cover my research expenses, so I can bring you more articles, products, and insights to make your life easier, healthier, and more informed about solutions to the problems […] More

  • Being Apart of the "Sandwich Generation"

    Being Apart of the “Sandwich Generation” What it’s like taking care of my husband’s grandmother By: Kandice Confer According to the American Psychological Association’s 2007 Stress in America survey, “Mothers in the “sandwich generation,” ages 35-54, feel much more stress than any other age group […] More

  • Let It Get Messy

    You’re up to your eyeballs in laundry, the baby needs a diaper change, your dishes are starting to smell weird as they pile in the sink, and the only success your school-age kids have had in the last month is that they just completed level […] More

  • Music Is In Our Genes

    Music is wonderfully human.   I have two grandchildren, one age 14 months and the other 2 years and a bit. Both children, from the time they could hold their heads up, displayed an innate sense of rhythm, particularly when the music being played had […] More

  • What is your narrative?

    Your Life’s Narrative Narrative: a spoken or written account of connected events; a story. “the hero of his modest narrative” What is your narrative?  That could be asked of any situation, however, in this case I’m referring specifically to who we are, how we define […] More