It's Easter Sunday. Women and girls wear their new spring dresses. Many go to church to celebrate a risen King. Some stay home with family, cooking up Easter staples like Ham, macaroni and cheese, sweet potato casserole, deviled eggs and other treats traditional to each family. Children wake up Easter morning to dash into the … Continue reading Does the Bunny know Where I Am?
I loved the Pixar movie, "Finding Nemo" and my favorite character was Dory, the optimistic fish with short term memory loss. She made so many mistakes, resulting in multiple set backs on her journey as a result of this disability. However, instead of getting discouraged, depressed or disillusioned, her motto was, "Just Keep Swimming". I … Continue reading Just Keep Swimming
I read an article today detailing the negative effects of secondary stress on child protective service workers. Of course the information came as no surprise to me, having lived that life for over two decades. I did feel gratified, however, that research bears out what we already knew: dealing with trauma day in and day … Continue reading Insomnia: Too Much Noise
The life cycle we are taught to believe in may not always go according to plan. We are born. If we are lucky, we are nurtured and cared for by loving caretakers. Through their nurturing acts, we learn to trust and attach. We play, as children and learn to navigate our world. When we reach … Continue reading Parenting The Second Time Around
Growing up, I had two brothers: Greg was 2 years older and Tony was 2 years younger. Being the middle child (and a girl between 2 boys) had its ups and its downs. As it was a simpler time in the South, we were allowed (and strongly encouraged) to play outside. I like to think … Continue reading The Unwanted Hero
While spending what I had planned as a relaxing weekend at the beach, I had a heart attack. Unplanned, unexpected and unforeseen, the event changed my universe. There were no warning signs. No pain, no tightness of chest. No elephant sitting on me. No dizziness. No nausea. For the previous week, however, I had a … Continue reading The Journey Back
I have not blogged in a few weeks due to a heart attack and bypass surgery. Getting stronger every day and will be back soon. Meanwhile enjoying your work! Angie