Words of Inspiration

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from ~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


A beautiful sunset is like words of inspiration, reminding us to heed the wisdom within


There Is a Reason

There is a reason

A few weeks ago, I read a very interesting article by a guy named Tim Lawrence. It’s called “Everything Doesn’t Happen for a Reason,” (Read the whole thing here) and it is about many of the same things we talk about here — pain, suffering, grief and loss.  In fact,…

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Word to the Wise


Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.”
― August Wilson

The Art of Saying Hello

When I was a kid, my family lived in a Middle Class neighborhood in New York, a mixed bag of second-generation Americans, mostly young World War II veterans who were raising new families and working hard to succeed.  We knew all of our neighbors, and everyone more or less got…

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Be Proud of Your Wounds

Large male lionEach of the scars, the chipped teeth and broken claws, the mutilated tail—­they ­weren’t the markings of a victim. Oh, no. They ­were the trophies of a survivor. Abraxos was a warrior who’d had all the odds stacked against him and survived. Learned from it. Triumph. ~Sarah J. Maas–from Heir of Fire

Life & Baseball

Girl swinging for baseball

Life has a way of throwing us curve balls. We all know that, and by the time we reach a certain age we come to expect and prepare for it.  Right? Not exactly. The truth is that we humans seem to have an infinite capacity to forget that the curve…

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Love Heals

love heals

  In the wake of what has been a troubled and tumultuous year here in the United States and across the globe, it seems especially important at this time of year for each of us to take a moment to consciously choose to view the world and ourselves with compassion…

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Great Opportunity!

The Bodhi Tree by Julia Watkins

We are looking for volunteers to help us with our latest project–The Pain Site. Specifically, we need people who would like to share coping strategies and other helpful suggestions about living with chronic pain. We do not plan for this to be a place for sharing grievances, or simply to…

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Our Apologies

Our apologies a heart on a gift

Dear subscribers–especially those who have recently signed up! The month of October was an incredibly busy time for me personally and professionally. Still working to develop The Pain Site and volunteering with the local DNC, I admit to becoming seriously overwhelmed.  I am also relocating (again!)… moving back to California…

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The Pain Site–Coming Soon

pretty young girl looking very sad

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