Divorce is NOT the End of Your Story

Divorce is one of the most painful life events that a person can experience.  It is as if a rug was pulled out from under you and your world is…

My Go-to Prayer

When life is challenging, my go-to prayer is the short version of “The Serenity Prayer”.   That simple prayer contains great wisdom, and I use it to help ground myself, when…

Life is a Gift

On September 15, 1985, my family gathered to celebrate my dad’s upcoming 59th birthday.  It was a Sunday afternoon and it was the last time I saw my parents and…

When Will Enough be Enough?

Are you unhappy in your marriage?  Are you waiting for your spouse to change from being uncaring, inattentive, undemonstrative and angry into someone who is attentive, loving, affectionate and peaceful?…

Love is not the Promise of Eternal Passion

The quote in the image above is from Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières.  What is left when passion cools?  If it is really love, we are left with…

Until Death Do Us Part

When I married my first husband, I promised to love, honor and respect him.  I promised to stay with him until we were parted by death.  Unfortunately, I did not…

Hey! What about MY feelings?

This morning as I listened to a couple of  women who called into a local radio station, I felt compelled to write about what I heard.  I’ve changed the names to protect…

Life Is Not Black & White

  Do you see life in black and white? Or, have you noticed that our world is full of brilliant color?   I think it’s a great metaphor for relationships and…

Are You Really A Loving Person?

Do you think of yourself as a kind and loving person?  Are you, really? If we squeeze an orange, the only thing that comes out of the orange, is orange…

The Seahawks’ Super Bowl Victory 2014

  I’m not going to pretend to know much about football.  However, I feel pretty confident that  Sunday night’s Super Bowl upset of the Denver Broncos by the Seattle Seahawks…