A Bum Like Me

What does she want to see a bum like me for anyway?" he said. "I can't let her see me like this." By this he meant greasy-haired. By this he meant … [Read more...]

Parenting Through the Storm: Book Review

Parenting Through the Storm: Find Help, Hope, and Strength When Your Child Has Psychological Problems, is written by Ann Douglas. The author, a member … [Read more...]

Anxious Parenting

When my daughter was younger I was anxious. I didn't have full-blown anxiety attacks, as some do. I had an almost constant anxiety motoring within me. … [Read more...]

Trusting More than Trauma

Sat at my desk yesterday and was thinking, "I have to get back to work." I was having so much fun reading articles I love, emailing back and forth … [Read more...]

He Met Me Warm

I forgot you were my best friend. I forgot I could say, "I'm tired, stressed and overwhelmed." On the walk to your door I was building up a wall, … [Read more...]

Hope & Healing EVENT: March 16th, 2017

Come on by if you are in the area! It will be my first time on the island and I'm excited (and a wee bit nervous).  Hope & Healing Coping with … [Read more...]

Adoption Lifebooks, Beth O’Malley & Other Stuff Not Shown in This Is Us

This Is Us. It's one of my favorite new shows. I love it for many reasons. One is because it has a main character who is an adoptee in the middle of a … [Read more...]

Mothering at the Edge of Change

I sit the edge of my bed folding socks and memories. A middle-aged mother. I am in so many kinds of transition. Some mornings, I hear her feet soft … [Read more...]

Putting resilience and resilience surveys under the microscope

“Resilience is a message of hope,” says Debbie Alleyne, a child welfare specialist at the Center for Resilient Children at Devereux Advanced … [Read more...]

Unmasking the Wounded Healer; Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Some inspiration from art and words found on You Tube today. https://youtu.be/gpaXFzLHUI0   … [Read more...]