Thought for the day

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One More Day Branded On My Soul

It’s been nine years since I heard the words your biopsy was positive for cancer. It has been five days since I heard my Dad’s shaken voice on the other end, saying “Your Mom passed, I need you to come to the house right away.” There are dates in our lives which we never forget. […]

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Lessons Learned in 2017

It’s time, the new year is upon us are you beginning to reflect and look back on 2017? As I sit here in the dark with only the soft white lights of the Christmas tree and three glowing candles on the coffee table I can’t help but smile. Actually, I may have a few tears […]

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Let the war die…

  I get it, sides are created. It’s normal. When you have a war you must believe in the side you fight for. You must create craziness, hatred for the enemy. I’ve been there I’ve done it. No one is perfect, grief and anger can bring the absolute  worst out of a person.  I’ve been […]

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Love, Life and Lessons Learned

    My life as it is now feels like a dream sometimes. A year ago I couldn’t even picture a life different from the one I was living. Honestly my tear stained face felt like a permanent fixture, one I would live with until the day I died. My broken shattered heart cut my […]

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7 Years? Really?

I woke up today like it was any other morning, until Facebook helped me remember what today really is. At first thought I’m glad that it took Facebook to help me remember, because that means I’ve moved on and don’t think about it very often anymore. Seven years today… seven years ago it was a […]

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Farewell 2015 & Hello 2016

It feels odd sitting here typing words after such a long hiatus. Although the speed of my fingers and the sounds of the keys makes me realize it has been way too long. As usual I sit here and ponder the year that is coming to a close and begin to dream and plan for […]

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Maybe it’s Time to Look At Death Differently

  Her name has been all over the news; her face has been on the cover of magazines. A year ago she was only known by those in her inner circle. She was just a nameless face in the crowd. Today, however, her name is well known and mired in controversy.   Brittany Maynard was […]

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Content On A Sunday

There are days I find myself needing to write. To pause and reflect on the journey I am on. Today is one of those days. It is a gloomy day here in Northern California, however gloomy just means rainy and dark. The rain is welcomed with open arms and I glance out the window at […]

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Why Are You Helping Those Not In America?

I am scheduled to leave for Guatemala in five days. Not only me this time or my family but I am excited to say there will be six other women joining me! It has been a funny thing really, something that I just can’t get out of my mind. I originally thought when planning this […]