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”

if the monster wants you…

Thank you Alanna for being real. I am comforted. This talk touched me on so many levels – both my story and my experience as the daughter of parents who both dealt with issues related to dementia. As I wrote in my last post, I have a familial gene for Frontal Temporal Dementia (FTD)….. and likeContinue reading “if the monster wants you…”

choice

Reconsider a commitment ~ You have the right to change your mind. It’s absolutely true! We can change our mind….. Ever say yes to something and then …. the more you think about it you regret saying “yes?” Me, too! As women, we tend to over-commit. We juggle work, raising a family, maintaining a householdContinue reading “choice”

self-love

Care for your body ~ Self-love and self-acceptance are the ultimate acts of self-care. Two weeks ago I wrote about attending a yoga nidra retreat. (Read the post). An important part of our yoga nidra experience was sankalpa.  Sankalpa is an “idea or notion formed in the heart or mind, a solemn vow or determinationContinue reading “self-love”

blessings

Count your blessings ~ A grateful heart attracts more joy, love, and prosperity. There are many benefits to the practice of gratitude. This week’s card is inviting us to count our BLESSINGS and/or BLESS our mess. … And it is true, a grateful heart does attract more joy, love, and even prosperity. “To be gratefulContinue reading “blessings”

retreat

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”