December 31, 2019

In some circumstances saying “Happy New Year,” just doesn’t seem appropriate.  While the sentiment is welcome, “happy” may seem very far off to those of us dealing with a tough transition.  What I’ve found though, is that it’s really just a couple steps away....

May 14, 2019

My oldest child is seventeen.  Seventeen years of Motherhood. In all of those Mother’s Days, I remember my first Mother’s Day as the happiest.  The pure joy and excitement that I was experiencing with my new son, and the joy of having my mother and grandmother with me...

March 12, 2019

As I write this, we are anxiously waiting for Spring to arrive.  It is time for the darkness of winter to end and the newness of Spring to emerge.  As one season ends we wait with anticipation for the promise of the next to unfold.

Many of us are familiar with the...

January 21, 2019

I’ve been thinking about the idea of “gratitude” a lot lately.  No matter what I read from the world of personal development, it ALL talks about how important feeling grateful is to your overall well-being.  I also know that, for so many of us, feeling grateful in the...

December 13, 2018

What do you do when it’s the busy holiday season, you’re struggling to check all the tasks off of your “to-do” list, and you’re heart just isn’t in it?  Are you trying to put holiday smiles on the faces of those around you, but you don’t feel like smiling yourself?

This...

October 18, 2018

Six Sustainable Happiness Skills That Are Essential During Painful Transitions (and life in general)

Research by the University of California at Berkeley has identified six sustainable happiness skills.  The Greater Good Science Center at Berkeley discovered that “mindf...

September 10, 2018

I was driving in the rain this weekend, feeling especially sad.  My sixteen year old son is having a hard time emotionally and physically because of the effects of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and I was just feeling hopeless.  Or more accurately, thoroughly DISGUSTED....

July 22, 2018

 I don't usually write my blogs so close together, but I had an AMAZING experience this past Friday that I had to share.  What happened to me has nothing to do with my divorce, but everything to do with my family, and I think that telling the story will help those of y...

July 17, 2018

My heart is sad.  A very special family in New Jersey buried their sixteen year old son today.  He suffered from the degenerative disease Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  This is the same disease that my oldest son has.  My son is also sixteen.  When I saw that this young...

May 15, 2018

I hope that you are watching the show “Splitting Up Together,” on ABC.  If not, please do. Its depiction of a family going through a divorce while choosing to remain friends is poignant and funny, and addresses a lot of hard issues.

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