Your Loved Ones on the Other Side Are Around You

It’s so hard when we lose a loved one. Death was in my life since I was three years of age, but it wasn’t until my grandpa passed when I was eight years old that the death felt final. Until he saved my life from heaven and the other side and it didn’t feel quite [Read More…]

Post-Book Depression

For the last few weeks I have been unable to shake this deep seeded sadness. At first I thought it was my son leaving for college. Not that it isn’t a contributing factor, as it could certainly be assisting in the lingering, but on my way home from a quick weekend adventure I allowed my [Read More…]

Flying Away – Journey of a New Empty Nester

You would think this would be simple for me. I helped move my step-daughter Cora to Eastern Michigan eight years ago, and then my step-daughter Molly to Michigan State University two years later and my daughter Micaela to Wayne State University in 2012. Now on August 30th I will move our final child, and only [Read More…]

Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe

When you find people who not only tolerate your quirks but celebrate them with cries of “Me too!” be sure to cherish them because those weirdos are your tribe. Sitting in my hotel room, looking over Mackinaw, and listening to the waves soothingly spray against the sandy beach, I allowed my mind to settle with [Read More…]

Haters Gonna Hate – Words DO Hurt

Most people need love and acceptance a lot more than they need advice. —Bob Goff The power of a word (just ONE word) is incredible. In today’s world where we have the tools to express ourselves in so many different forums, our words can be inspirational or hurtful. They reach a broad audience and spread messages [Read More…]