A Day Where Grief & Joy Can Co-exist

Mother’s Day has always brought many emotions for me at various times of my life. Speaking with friends I believe it is a universal feeling. I had what feels like a lifetime of Mother’s Day celebrations focusing on my own amazing mother and have many cherished...

33 Forever Mom, Still

I wake up this morning and realize it’s May! Always one of my absolute favorite months of the year! It is when the calendar turns and the colors of the flowers become vibrant. The lilacs start to bloom and their fragrance brings me back to the day I brought my...

“Mom, I just met Derek Jeter!”

The shocking, jaw-dropping text came through to my cell phone during a casual late night business meeting with some friends. I re-read the text, showed it to my husband, and excused myself as I stepped out of the room. With a text like this I must pre-empt that at one...

“I’m Terrible, Thanks for Asking“

Next Friday will be 3 years since my beautiful 33 year old daughter took her life. 3 long years since my daughter, who became my very best friend, felt it was “time” to stop being a burden. There was a “perfect storm” in the early morning hours of February 11, 2019...

Tranquility

The view from my balcony reflects the many hues of blue, turquoise, green and navy of the water, and is surrounded by lush green grass on the hills, mountains and islands. The speckled pink yellow, green, white and blue dots are all significant markings of the life...