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...]

Don’t Tell Us Marching Doesn’t Matter

 As we arrived at the Common Beth remembered summers when we stripped the girls down to diapers at the Frog Pond. I thought of the bouncy ground at … [Read more...]

The Silenced Child by Claudia Gold, MD – GEMS for Parents

After two moves in six months I am starting to read again. With vigor and passion and enthusiasm. Last night, I took about five books with me while I … [Read more...]

Carrie Fisher Was a Warrior Who Left a Paper Trail

Carrie Fisher was a force and it wasn't because of a movie role, no matter how loved it is and was. And while I'm sad and shocked that she died at … [Read more...]

Divorce During Christmas

My home was flooded just weeks before my divorce was final. The ocean spilled over the sea wall and headed down the street carrying telephone … [Read more...]