Mother’s Day is Here Again

Mother’s Day is Here Again

I’ve had 25 Mother’s Days without my mother and I think it’s getting harder for me instead of easier. That doesn’t seem right, does it? Time is supposed to heal all wounds, right? But the band-aid gets ripped off, again and again, every May. I...
Two Keys to Being Your Best in the New Year

Two Keys to Being Your Best in the New Year

I love this week – the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is such a sweet and magical time filled with movie marathons, naps and tons of leftovers. There’s less pressure and the hectic frenzy of December is finally calming down. It’s...
Mother’s Day When You’ve Lost a Child

Mother’s Day When You’ve Lost a Child

I talk a lot about the difficulties of Mother’s Day when you’ve lost your mom because that is my experience, but I know there are others out there that find Mother’s Day difficult because they’ve lost a child. I can’t imagine the...
Holidays are Hard When You’re Grieving

Holidays are Hard When You’re Grieving

The Christian holiday of Easter is this weekend and while some people are dreaming of Easter egg hunts and new dresses, for many of us it is the first or the twentieth Easter without our loved one and it can bring up lots of emotions. The Easter holiday in particular...

Surviving Thanksgiving

Aside from the food and the Black Friday sales, being with your family is officially the theme for the last Thursday in November in the United States. It is the epitome of all family gatherings. And it can feel like a slap in the face if you don’t have a family or are...

Mothering Day

Today is Mother’s Day in the United States and as someone whose mother passed away 22 years ago and never gave birth to or adopted a child of my own, the day has become for me what I imagine Christmas is like for Jewish or Muslim people. As the years have gone by,...