Familial Strangers

My mother died 3 days after her 75th birthday. As I look at my calendar, I realize she died a month ago today. My relationship with her was difficult, fraught with emotional landmines and potholes. In more ways than she would acknowledge, we were strangers. Tomorrow, I will find myself flying to California to attend … Continue reading Familial Strangers


Someplace Else

Before you ask me if I'm okay, let me say 'Yes', whilst shaking my head 'No'. You see, after a  battle with cancer, my mother went Somewhere Else late this morning. I am certain Somewhere Else is a better place where she feels peachy all the time, where she can stick her toes in the … Continue reading Someplace Else

On Motivation and Inspiration

I Don't Need More Motivation, Inspiration, or Positivity Stuff I don’t need more motivation. I don’t need to be more inspired. I don’t need to read (or make) any more lists and journal entries about how I'm not doing enough. Sometimes, I think our culture wants us to buy into the illusion that if we can read enough self-help … Continue reading On Motivation and Inspiration