A Loved One’s End of Life

April 30, 2013anxiety, fears, grief, love, relationship issues

In my last post, I talked about being involved with end of life issues with my mom.  Her health had deteriorated sharply, and I went up to be with her on April 16th.  She took her last breath at 8 a.m. on April 23rd.  During those last few days, she was often unresponsive, due to … Read More

Do You Value the Gift of Life Each Day?

July 21, 2012blessings, fears, grief, love, sadness, sorrow

We all feel so much sorrow over the terrible tragedy that took place in Aurora, Colorado, and we send our prayers to those personally affected by it.  So many lives were lost, and many more lives will never be the same.  It breaks our hearts to think about this violence, and the traumatic aftermath. At … Read More

A Beautiful Morning in Santa Barbara!

March 18, 2012anxiety, attitude and focus, blessings, choices, depression, empowerment, grief, relationship issues, resiliency, self-care, sorrow, stress management

We had a beautiful snow-topped mountain scene to wake up to in Santa Barbara this morning!  That doesn’t often happen here, so it was quite a sight to behold!  Unfortunately, it didn’t last very long.  Before noon, it was just a beautiful memory — along with a great photo! We are left with two choices.  … Read More

Create a Circle of Kindness Around You, Wherever You Go!

January 20, 2012anxiety, blessings, connections, depression, grief, kindness, relationship issues, sadness, sorrow

 “Every man has his secret sorrows, which the world knows not, and often times we call a man cold, when he is only sad.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  When we’re on the outside looking in, we can form a perception that isn’t very accurate.  We might judge people as being unfriendly, when if the truth … Read More