what I learned about dying from my family

My mother passed away this past February from dementia. My father passed away from Frontotemporal Dementia in 2014. My brother passed away from cancer this past summer and my mother-in-law also died after an extended illness two years ago. There have been many deaths in my family… too many… I first witnessed death over forty yearsContinue reading “what I learned about dying from my family”


Take a mini-retreat ~ Listen to the voice in your soul. I am all in with this week’s card. Indeed, I have lots of ideas to share with you about creating a mini-RETREAT. But first, to create a successful and meaningful mini-RETREAT you must begin with the commitment to do so. You don’t have toContinue reading “retreat”


Connect with someone special ~ A loved one is a gift to treasure. Creating Heart Connections was the name of my business and now it is the name my website. It describes all the services and/or classes that I still offer to anyone seeking a more “heart-centered” life. It’s content doesn’t change much but IContinue reading “connection”


Choose love ~ Let your love become a powerful force for change. Love. A powerful message for this next week that really needs no lengthy post with lots of words….. So, instead… and in the spirit of “Throwback Thursday” (#tbt) I found this delightful video of Jackie DeShannon singing her 1969 hit song – Put aContinue reading “love”

the arrival of illness

  John O’Donohue is one of my favorite writers and his book, To Bless the Space Between Us; A Book of Blessings, is always within easy reach. The following poem has particular meaning for me and I refer to it often.  Perhaps you will find it meaningful as well. (Highlighting is mine). for a friend, onContinue reading “the arrival of illness”