Rena’s Promise is the book that has left the most lasting impression on me. I read it several years ago and still think of it often. Her experience was so harshly different from anything I’ve personally gone through. When I am struggling with something, I will recall a hardship described in her experience at the … Continue reading Rena’s Promise: A Story of Two Sisters in Auschwitz – Book Review
What a glorious feeling to be doing things I enjoy again! A welcome sign that I am healing and recovering from my depression and anxiety is that I’ve had both ideas and the motivation to accomplish some creative projects. With few exceptions, it has been years since I have had the mindset to harness my … Continue reading Healing Creativity
Arms crossed tightly, slightly rocking, my hands shaking, I can feel and hear my heart beating. Focusing on a single thought is nearly impossible with the series of a thousand thoughts going through my mind. I wonder if people talking to me can see I’m not really paying attention. Would I be able to respond … Continue reading Breaking Down
When it comes to family trees, I’ve always said that instead, I have a family forest. With more than one generation of adoption of a step-child, my family tree grew exponentially. When my Mom discovered her biological father, another wonderful, interesting tree was added to the forest. My Dad’s adoption of me was one of … Continue reading Tangled Roots
A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you. ~Elbert Hubbard
You can have it all. Just not at once.
I've always wanted to be a writer, but have been leery to give it a try. What if I'm no good? I had a talent for it way back when, but what if it's been too long? What if that's gone? My former job of 17 years (!) involved, a great deal of writing, but … Continue reading To New Beginnings