What I wish everyone knew about caring for a dying parent

What I wish everyone knew about caring for a dying parent

  Death is birth in reverse. That’s what our hospice nurse keeps telling me every time I question a new behavior of my mom. And every time I find myself in the baby aisle at Target buying diapers, sippy cups, and picture books, I realize…

When a wellness retreat is just what the doctor ordered

When a wellness retreat is just what the doctor ordered

I thought I was taking care of myself. My friends and my kids kept asking, “Are you okay? Are you taking care of yourself?”  I always replied, “Of course.” But did I really know what “not okay” felt like? Apparently not, because late one night…

My life was perfect.Then it wasn’t.

My life was perfect.Then it wasn’t.

It’s taken me a long time to write this post. I generally write about happy things – mainly my happy places. But writing is therapy for me. So as difficult as this is, my mother’s story needs to be told. Often, when I’m writing a…

Saving Bella: Part 2 – Homemade dog food

Saving Bella: Part 2 – Homemade dog food

A couple of years ago, I wrote a post called Saving Bella when my beloved dog was diagnosed with cancer, canine osteosarcoma – a cancer the vet said would take her life in just three short months. Fast forward 2 1/2 years, and she’s still…

My Orthorexia story: Why bloggers need to provide balanced information

My Orthorexia story: Why bloggers need to provide balanced information

UPDATE: Larry King is hosting a show on Orthorexia and he has asked us to appear based on this article. Click here for the link. You can read my daughter’s story here.   I’m going to say some things in the post that will not…

9 free ways to break a “meh” mood to find happiness

9 free ways to break a “meh” mood to find happiness

When I’m in a funk, I find that even the littlest things can perk me up and help me find happiness. When I worked in Washington, DC and was having a bad day, I would go to one of the upscale furriers and try on…