Posts Tagged Alzheimer’s

15 Empowering Things to Tell Your Kids (and Yourself)

In the summer of 2012, I was cracking up (not in a good way). I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. So I did both. Often. And intensely. Things were going seriously south. I was at my wits’ end, about to break apart. Luckily, I have enough life experience to know when it’s time […]


Life Breaks My Heart

Life breaks my heart. There it is land-sliding Down my lover’s shoulders When we discover death in the backyard. Life dissolves my heart. There it is flowing in the river Of another’s tears Because she can’t go home: Yet.


Morning glory

I adore walking early on spring mornings. The air is fresh and crisp. The world is full of promise. Anything and everything seems possible. It’s gorgeous and glorious. I treasure getting up at dawn in spring and summer for a bit of alone time, and taking pictures of the beauty I find around me.


10 Notes in an Ode to Joy

According to a happiness test I once took, I score highly on the “happiness scale.” But I don’t often feel happiness. Rather, I frequently feel joy, which for me is a different and deeper emotion, and which can be evoked by the simplest everyday things. There are countless notes in my continuing ode to joy; […]