Kisses From a Dragonfly

It was a day fit for a small celebration. I finally had some relief at work and got to use some long-deserved personal time any way I pleased. It was an early fall evening, still warm, so I took my book and fold-up chair to my favorite park. The sun was still shining as I picked a spot in the shade beside the tree line. No one was around except Mother Nature. Opening my book, I felt relief and freedom, two feelings that blended together perfectly. I was only sitting for a couple of minutes when a dragonfly landed on the page I was reading. (more…)

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Holiday Grief

Whether it's the first year or the twentieth, our loved ones are still missed at the holidays. We want them to be remembered, we want their name spoken, we want memories of them shared. Our friends and relatives may want to avoid our grief. They may want to avoid us. We remind them of the trauma that we live with every day. We may bring them down. Oh well, we cannot control what other people think or do...So, my advice is this... (more…)

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The Heart of the Matter (part 4 of 7)

Nothing is more important in our lives as the giving and receiving of love. We love people, animals, and things in our environment. Love encompasses all. It is at the center of our life. Therefore, it makes sense that the heart chakra is in the center of our chakra system. There are three (more…)

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Always Remember

My memory dulls after so many years without him. I must not allow it. It helps to make a list. Write it down so I'll never forget. I must remember not only the good times, but the struggles too. I must remember the love as well as the pain. The fear of forgetting is strong. I will not let it win.  (more…)

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Why We Were Chosen

That's the burning question when someone suffers a great loss like the death of their own child. Why was I chosen and not the person who is neglecting their kids? The unfairness can lead to anger, resentment and a host of other emotions. It's against the natural order. A parent should not outlive their child. However, it happens every day.  (more…)

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