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    Don’t Cry

    August 30, 2017

    “Don’t cry. I’m still here.” I was only twelve years old when those words rolled off my tongue. I didn’t know what else to say, what else to do. It had only been a few days since my oldest brother, Mark, left for college. Already the somber aura in the house was becoming too much to bear. Mom was taking it the hardest. She would spend hours curled up in her recliner, rocking back and forth and watching TV, almost…

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  • I Have To Tell You Something

    “I have to tell you something.” Back in the day, hearing these words would’ve sent my mind into overdrive. I’d break into full-on gypsy mode, gazing desperately into the crystal ball of my mind…

    July 17, 2017
  • Mindfulness

    I can’t help it. I’ve got mindfulness on the brain. It’s been that way since I took the plunge a few weeks ago with my first speaking gig for Nurse’s Week. The topic was…

    May 30, 2017
  • Pennies Galore

    “See a penny, pick it up. All day long you’ll have good luck.” Who can resist the famous penny quote from the movie Grease? That line has basically been part of my DNA since…

    April 19, 2017
  • Plan B

    “No ifs, ands, or buts about it. Not everything can go your way, so just settle down, young lady.” Mom’s typical reaction to my childhood huffing and puffing softened over the years. The older…

    March 6, 2017
  • Angel in Disguise

    It happened to be one of “those” days.  I could’ve sworn I had the whole grief thing under control.  After all, it had been four years since Mom and Dad passed away. Like a…

    January 26, 2017
  • Good Grief

    "Good night. Don't let the bedbugs bite." The dim light of Mom’s hospital room couldn't hide our smiles as we recognized one of her many popular bedtime catchphrases. But tears quickly welled up behind my…

    December 22, 2016