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Robin Williams Hugged Me Today

Robin Williams Hugged Me Today

There was a vortex created with Robin Williams passing yesterday. A vortex of pain that some souls will choose to dive into. (There’s a phenomena that exists that when a famous person commits suicide there is usually a rash of copycat suicides across the country.) I felt that vortex open up and try to seduce me as well. My Achilles heel has always been suicide. It is something that has been handed down through the generations. The latest victim in my family, after my father took his own life, was my nephew Jason who took his at the tender age of 35, just a few years ago. Jason’s death was like a sucker punch to the throat. It made me feel so vulnerable to the Siren’s song of suicide. She is so seductive. The lure of ‘no more pain’ is hard to resist when the internal agony has been going on for so long and it seems there is no end in sight. I have experienced that pain in my own dark times and I have fought with the Siren myself. Three times.
Put Yourself First…Or Else

Put Yourself First…Or Else

Ever feel like you aren't getting everything you want done? Do you find yourself distracted and then feel the ...
Embrace Your Imperfections, They Make You Beautiful.

Embrace Your Imperfections, They Make You Beautiful.

Have you ever believed that there is something wrong with you? Have you ever believed that your imperfections were ...
Promises and Personal Growth

Promises and Personal Growth

Promises are the backbone of integrity. I'm guilty of 'trying' to keep a promise but not actually keeping ...
In Honor of Self-Love

In Honor of Self-Love

When I was ten years old, my oldest sister got a record player. You know the kind that you could carry everywhere? ...
My Word for 2014 is Love

My Word for 2014 is Love

I did it. Did you? Did you let it all go last night? My friend Bonnie Barnard and I did. Check out our "party" ...
A New Year’s Eve Tradition

A New Year’s Eve Tradition

Dates matter to me. They just do.I like the imaginary line between 11:59pm of one day and 12:01am of the next. That
Eliminate Stress From Your Vocabulary

Eliminate Stress From Your Vocabulary

If there's one word I'd like to eliminate from our vocabulary it's the word: Stress! Because what is ...
What are the Last Words You Want to Hear? (Jessica Part 3)

What are the Last Words You Want to Hear? (Jessica Part 3)

You only get to hear the last words out of someone’s mouth once. Rarely do you know it will be their last words to ...
Ready to Face Your Anger? (Jessica Part 1)

Ready to Face Your Anger? (Jessica Part 1)

Today is 9/11. A day filled with undone dreams and squashed realities. A day where unresolved anger, for some of
Do you Hold on to the Past? (Jessica Part 2)

Do you Hold on to the Past? (Jessica Part 2)

Holding on to the Past.... It's not easy letting go of someone you love. And it is particularly hard when their ...
Everything Is Happening For Your Good

Everything Is Happening For Your Good

Today it the day my mother and father passed away, oh, so long ago. Yet, regardless of how much time has ...