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When Bad Things Happen to Children

I took a buzz feed quiz the other day and it said my most defining personality trait was “sensitive.” I suppose that is a positive thing. I am empathetic and I care. Two things I think we need more of as a society. The problem is that being sensitive can be painful too. It can […]

Please Help Shower Mathias Giordano With Love

There are some people who take root in my heart. Sometimes these people are complete strangers and yet I somehow find myself emotionally invested. I read every social media post, article and update related to their journey. I study their pictures. I donate to their cause. I think of them often and I look for ways to […]

We Honored Daddy at Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk

I have always looked forward to firsts. The first time I drove a car. The first time I saw my baby’s face. The first time I spent the night in my own house. But, not all firsts feel great. I am learning that some firsts really hurt. Like the first time you lose a parent […]

Losing Daddy

Grief is like a heavy invisible fog that settles around you and lifts you from the earth. You float while everyone else keeps on walking as if nothing has changed. But for you and your family everything is different.  Nothing else matters. The bank, your job, your bills, the dishes, the laundry… it all feels […]

I Am Thankful

Growing up, my family would sit around the Thanksgiving table and take turns saying what we were grateful for before we could eat. We weren’t big on saying grace, but this was our annual Thanksgiving tradition. It was our grace. My sisters and I always groaned and moaned about how cheesy it was, but we […]

WE Can Give Back and Make an Impact Because There is ALWAYS a Way to Help Others

For a long time I naively believed that hard work and determination could overcome anything. I’m learning the hard way that some things are out of my hands. They are out of all our hands. There is so much I cannot control. I have watched the progression of my Stepdad’s Cancer slowly take him off […]

Kindness Always Wins

I am sensitive and last week I was hurt more than once by the same person. I forgave one time and tried to convince myself that I had to be compassionate and understanding. I had to be the one to swallow down the insulting accusations and insinuations. Then three days later I was attacked again. […]

Find Peace in Light of the Moon

Last week I allowed myself to revel in the wonder of crashing waves, sand and sea air. I shared a beautiful house on the ocean with my husband, children, parents, sisters and their significant others. The 13 of us played games, laughed, relaxed, took in the glory of the Supermoon on our deck overlooking the ocean and watched the […]