Grace, Grief and Loss, Inspiration, Midlife

50. Everything is on loan

I think it helps a lot if we consider everyone to be on loan to us. Child, spouse, partner, parent, lover, friend, colleague. When we think of relationships in this way, we will learn to value people more knowing that tomorrow the person may be gone, or that the relationship may be over. Lahat ay… Continue reading 50. Everything is on loan

Friendship, Grace, Inspiration, Love, Love Actually, Midlife

When Love Doesn’t Win

I think forgiveness is a very brave thing to do. More often than not, we really can't do it on our own, and this is when the grace of God steps in. I always used to tell my children when they were younger, "Hate is a very strong and powerful word. Do not use it."… Continue reading When Love Doesn’t Win

Grace, Grief and Loss, Inspiration, Love, Love Actually, Midlife

Lessons From The 5th Decade

I find that in both the personal and the professional, the gift of the fifth decade of life is found in mastering the art of surrender. No longer upset when things don't go my way. Learning to roll with the punches, and letting the pain just slide, and yes, keeping away from situations and people… Continue reading Lessons From The 5th Decade

Books, Grace, Midlife, Roots and Wings, Women, Writing

Why we need to own our stories

There is power in owning our stories. Not just the happy and joy-filled ones, but also those which chronicle our fall.I’m writing this 72 hours before the beginning of a brand-new year, and I’ve been thinking a lot about the stories that shaped my 2015β€”an eventful year that went by so very quickly. Hurt happens,… Continue reading Why we need to own our stories