A lot of times we look at other people and they look seemingly perfect. Either they look perfect themselves or they look like they have the perfect lives, or they look like they handle life’s challenges perfectly; or worse, they look like they do not have the life...Read more
Oh me, oh my, there is nothing that inspires penetrating anxiety like the fear of a panic attack. How ironic, since, after all, a panic attack is really just extreme anxiety. It was about a year after my husband died that I had my first panic attack, on the road at...Read more
I recently heard about a study surveying parents that showed the large majority of those surveyed had already, in their minds, selected the future career field for their children. The study showed the top three career fields those parents chose and not surprisingly,...Read more
Sometimes we see people, online or elsewhere, that always seem to be positive and this can be frustrating since we all know life is not all sunshine and rainbows. Some people have suggested I am this way, like Suzy Sunshine. This is not the case. This is a...Read more
It seems to me that sometimes when we lose someone we love, our sensitivity shoots up to the things we hear and these small comments or words can stay with us in a profound way. After my husband died, someone said “…he just genuinely cared for everybody around him.”...Read more
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