estrangement

My Son Doesn’t Speak To Me Anymore

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My story is about a thousand oblivious cuts, little things that happened along the way in a parental relationship that became an irreparable wound that cannot be healed.

widow blog

Let’s Start at the Very Beginning…

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How do I begin this widow blog?

Since I am the biggest fan of “The Sound of Music”, Julie Andrews is in my head singing “let’s start at the very beginning…” so that’s what I will do.  Although I guess this could be considered both a beginning and an end…

friendship in the darkest times

Friendship Can Light The Darkest Hours

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It is the onion of life. On top is the shit that is thrown at you. Peel away the layers and you find people, your people, waiting to catch you. Lift you up. Make you whole again.

friendships

Mending Broken Friendships

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Friendships are compelling and complicated. It’s as if two people who become good friends sign a contract to be supportive 24/7, love each other unconditionally, and have each other’s backs no matter what.

odd girl out

When My Daughter Was The Odd Girl Out

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Where my daughter once had a constant stream of invitations for plans, she was now having to be the one to reach out. When she did reach out, a lot of the girls were suddenly busy with other things.

Coronavirus

Acceptance Of Coronavirus-Related Fear

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None of us are happy with the conditions on the ground right now—being stuck at home, juggling work obligations or being out of work while navigating stir-crazy children, worrying about health and safety and what on earth will happen next.

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