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Never one to focus on having regrets in life doesn’t mean I don’t wistfully think it would be nice for a do-over at times. In my marriage the constant theme for a do-over was simply laughter; I would have loved to have married someone who made me laugh, a deep, soul-satisfying belly laugh, daily. When […]


Most of us don’t experience significantly sorrowful or joyful days daily. We mostly live the life that is in between. It’s best we live in this space because having extreme events or emotions daily–good or bad–would be exhausting. Grey skies lead to a focus on surviving the difficulty. We dig deep into our reserves to […]


Arriving a few minutes early, I quickly scanned the men seated at the bar, trying to determine if one of them was waiting for me. Ah, that one looks a little like him, but no, he is wearing a wedding ring. Wait, maybe it is him and he forgot to slide his ring in his […]


Over a year ago I wrote a post called “Why I Blog.” The impetus for the piece was a rude comment left by a reader. The hateful words the man left behind on my site made me pause for a moment while I pondered why I would subject myself to this type of feedback. I […]


“What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning.The end is where we start from.” ~T. S. Eliot It is an honor for me to receive a direct email from someone who shares his or her personal story and then asks for advice. I do the […]


Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them. ~Bruce Lee One day last year my soon-to-be ex asked me out to lunch. What I realized when we met was that I was invited because he wanted to make amends for what he had done to our marriage. I listened. I cried. […]