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Finding strength to move through grief with creativity

In 2012, my brother Lance was killed by a texting driver on his way home from the gym.  He had just left me a voicemail telling me to call him back and “show me some love” and I called back minutes later… but he was already gone. That huge loss in my life changed everything for me.  For the better, and a few things for the worse.  Out of my… Read More »Finding strength to move through grief with creativity

Goat Cheese and Chocolate Balsamic glazed veggie burgers

Dinner is my favorite time to create.  I put on some music, sip a little wine, and let the aromas of the kitchen come to life.  But sometimes I don’t feel like spending an hour or more in the kitchen and something quick fits much better. So something as simple as a burger can become even better with some time and effort. One night I felt creative, looking through the… Read More »Goat Cheese and Chocolate Balsamic glazed veggie burgers

Tips For A Stress-Free Holiday Season

How To Manage Exhausting Holiday Stress and Chronic Lyme Disease.

I know that posts haven’t been as regular as they should be.  I’ve just been a bit tired and distracted. Call it the holiday blues, the winter slow down, stress, or whatever name you want to give it. I’ve just been tired and distracted. Many of my readers know that I have Chronic Lyme Disease.  I have this strong belief that the more you focus on being ill, the sicker… Read More »How To Manage Exhausting Holiday Stress and Chronic Lyme Disease.

I forgive you.

Dear You Know Who You are,

I forgive you for dying and leaving me here in this world without a clue as to how I am going to be able to get through a whole day without seeing something that reminds me of you and missing you even more.

His Letter to Me – A letter of grief, friendship, and letting go… sort of.

In August 2012, I lost my best friend in a terrible accident. He was so important to me and I was so freaking mad after a few months that people started to worry about me. So after a few months I went to a therapist to try to feel better. She tried to explain the steps of grief to me and I explained that I knew all of that and… Read More »His Letter to Me – A letter of grief, friendship, and letting go… sort of.