As we find ourselves facing yet another new month, I thought I’d end February’s cupidly month by focusing on some of the words I have fallen in love with over my years as a writer. Ambivert. Both an introvert and an extravert. This is me. I value time with people and time with myself. I … Continue reading For the Love of 14 Words
I left off with my last vlog sharing about Patrick’s and my divorce and reconciliation. Today, I explore the question, “To love or to leave?” Disclaimer Before I begin, here’s a little disclaimer. I am not a counselor or whomever society needs for credible advice. In fact, my words are not meant to counsel at … Continue reading To Love or To Leave?
On September 21, 2015, "International Day of Peace," a judge declared my divorce as final (the irony, right?). I wish I could say I was at peace on that day, but I felt a mixture of emotions: relief, sadness, heaviness, and a bit lost, as in "What now?" After nearly a five-year process of ups … Continue reading Finding Peace in a Better “We”
Photo by Diana Vargas on Unsplash He said he no longer believed in God. I asked, "Why?" What he said next, I could not get out of my head. *** In this first month of 2022, I focused on holistic health, or what I refer to as PMS at its Best: physical, mental, spiritual health. I believe that … Continue reading Suffering in Spiritual Health
You know that winter has officially arrived in Florida when the toilet seat is cold. Yes indeed! I quickly tinkled this morning and then headed to the thermostat. It read 64 degrees (indoors mind you). Time to turn on the heat. I was especially excited today for an excuse to sport my furry sandals. Floridians … Continue reading Winter in The Sunshine State ☀️
Last week I had a dream that I was flying, like Peter Pan, over water. With me, were two nonsensical child inflatables—a small pink flamingo I somehow secured under my arm and another positioned around my waist. I flew over a small-boat regatta, helping me realize, to my relief, that I was close to land. … Continue reading Mental Health Contributes to Overall Wellness
Debby's Weekly Contemplation, week one 2022January's theme: Holistic Health Welcome to my first 2022 post as I kick off a new year's theme: “Rockin’ Our Rhythm!” To support this momentous mindset, I am devoting January to holistic health, as in physical, mental, spiritual wellness. Or, what I like to refer to as—PMS at its best. … Continue reading PMS at Its Best: physical, mental, spiritual health
Here we are again at the endof yet another passage just in timeto reflect and thento begin all over again. Here. We. Are. https://videopress.com/v/nfJ7Cwuo?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata I sit in my grandmother’s rocking chair, rocking back and forth, to wrangle my rhythm when it threatens to slip away. This rhythm of who I Am is what keeps me alive, breathing in and out, … Continue reading Here. We. Are.
Thank you Beth for sharing your thoughts on grief and how you have learned to ride those waves in the loss of your son, especially through this holiday season. Samuel will forever be remembered my friend. Samuel December 1, 1997-July 25, 2017 December 1, 2021. It feels harder to write today (and I try to … Continue reading Heart Labor
It has been four years since Jakin passed. His mother, Sharon, is one of my closest friends. Jakin was like a brother to my two sons, and an employee of my husband's. Jakin was part of our family. I am devoting December to the horrific topic of loss and grief (see In the Darkness of … Continue reading I Never Felt Like I was Grieving Right