Another 5 Things to Expect When Your Mother Dies (11-15) #breastcancer #grief #mom

11. Seven weeks later you'll wander into your mother's guest room looking for something. Sitting in the alcove under the east window are nine plants. Wilted, dropping leaves, forgotten. Drooping with devastating disappointment. The flower gardens, the winter-tough deck plants, they've received your loving care since before your mom died.  But these plants? Your mother placed them …

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A Month of Sundays: A Journaling Experience – A free offer for email followers

I am offering this newly created e-pdf journal A Month of Sundays for FREE to Email followers.  Some folks have already received it! I want to thank you all for your lovely comments, likes, shares, and follows!  I am continually encouraged by your presence on this amazing healing & growth journey my muse has insisted …

Quotes of Wisdom 30 Inner Wisdom

Don't believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you'll see the way to fly.       ~Richard Bach, American Author It was there inside all along.  Directional gyro spinning. A glimpse of North. Over. Done. Out. Betrayal concealed by …

#BookReview The Night Trilogy: Night Dawn Day

The Night Trilogy: Night Dawn Day ~Elie Wiesel A truly unforgettable holocaust memoir with two gripping fictional stories where Mr. Wiesel imagines himself in quite different circumstances after WWII. Everyone from age 14 and up should read this story as part of "life education." Humanity's brutal histories and those who suffered and perished must never …

#BookReview Regina’s Closet: Finding My Grandmother’s Secret Journal

Regina's Closet: Finding My Grandmother's Secret Journal ~Diana Raab  Part memoir, part diary of the author's grandmother Regina, Regina's Closet kept my attention page after page. It was a fast read I could hardly put down. The author has woven her emotional struggle to process her grief with excerpts of her grandmother's diary given to …

#BookReview The Battle of Chibi (Red Cliffs): Selected and Translated from The Romance of the Three Kingdoms

The Battle of Chibi (Red Cliffs): Selected and Translated from The Romance of the Three Kingdoms ~Hock Tjoa Epic, strategic, fiery and brutal battles with hundreds of thousands of men, intrigue, betrayal after betrayal, loyalty and beheading, and fascinating Chinese history, philosophy and culture is presented in this saga translated by historian and scholar on …

#BookReview – Jonathan Livingston Seagull – There’s a Part Four now!

Jonathan continues to inspire young minds and old 48 years after first publication. Jonathan Livingston Seagull made a huge impression on me as an adolescent in the late 70s. My attention focused on memoir now, I recalled Jonathan and his struggle for enlightenment and freedom. I couldn't find my childhood favorite in my stash so …

5 More Things To Expect When Your Mother Dies #mom #breastcancer #grief

Things to Expect When Your Mother Dies continues. 6. A new tradition of Saturday Night Family Dinner with your father begins. A burning candle sits on the table at the empty chair.  Maybe two candles would be more accurate. My brother is still gone. 7. People won't ask how you are doing or mention your loss. People just don't …

Fly Above the Darkness

  We are all dealing with darkness. Whether it be private or community grief, the political atmosphere, or personal challenges.  To live invites darkness. Perhaps, you are struggling with all three, or something else.  Whatever your darkness, sunshine still exists.  It's above the clouds.  Set your navigator for the sunshine.   If you like this post …