Worry in the Morning, Worry in the Evening, Worry at Suppertime

Stressed! Nervous! The road to nowhere! That’s where worrying gets you. It’s a dead-end road I’ve been turning down most of my life. I worried about my family, I worried about my friends and I worried about everything. I felt like my worry would protect those I loved. In my teenaged years, I lived with … Continue reading Worry in the Morning, Worry in the Evening, Worry at Suppertime

Pass It On – Lessons from the Generation Before Us

I recently had the pleasure of visiting my 80-year-old Aunt Mari. She’s my dad’s sister and the only woman left from the generation before me. Growing up, Aunt Mari and I didn’t have the opportunity to spend much time together. Anything I knew about her was taken from what was said during my occasional visits … Continue reading Pass It On – Lessons from the Generation Before Us

The Tail of Two Brothers: Loneliness vs. Penniless

When I was a young girl visiting my Grandma, the mysterious Uncle Jay was always there. A grown man in his thirties was like a teenaged boy who hides in his bedroom, rarely making an appearance. After my Grandma passed, Uncle Jay settled not far from where I live, but other than Christmas cards, we … Continue reading The Tail of Two Brothers: Loneliness vs. Penniless