When Life Gives You Manure

I am sure you have heard the saying, when life gives you lemons make lemonade or some other delectable lemon treat. I think that saying has an age shelf life. It may be for the teens and young adult years when life is simpler. After this time, life pulls the soft wool from your eyes and … Continue reading When Life Gives You Manure

When Love Dies You Die

Surely, you have heard the phrase 'die from a broken heart.' It is easy to scoff at that saying as being ridiculous but think about an old couple who die within minutes of each other. The emotions significantly affect the physical. In the new testament, Jesus and his disciples would go on about love and its importance … Continue reading When Love Dies You Die

Confession of An Older Single Woman

  Being an older woman and single is not an easy feat. You have to suffer through "do you have a man yet?" by every one and their mother every time they see you. Everyone is "praying for you" because your love life is not swinging. Of course, people want to set you up because they believe your life … Continue reading Confession of An Older Single Woman

Keeping It Real: Feeling Used

Do you ever feel used by the people or a person you trust? It is an uneasy feeling when you are not sure what to believe. The more connected you are with someone, the harder it is to tell when the person is not out for your best interest. The manipulation is subtle. It is not … Continue reading Keeping It Real: Feeling Used

Multiple Choice Dating

You have gone out on few dates with someone and you think things are going pretty well. You are not expecting long term commitment, marriage and children but in your mind, you believe that this person has the potential to go the distance. You look forward to seeing and talking to the person. There is excitement and interest - … Continue reading Multiple Choice Dating

The Piña Colada Song and Creating Relationship Escapes

'If you like Piña Colada and getting caught in the rain...' Escape - by Rupert Holmes has been dubbed the Piña Colada song. It's a very catchy tune and great for dueling piano bar sing along. Recently, I was listening to the words more closely and it occurred to me that in this catchy tune, … Continue reading The Piña Colada Song and Creating Relationship Escapes

An Advocate for Divorce

Growing up, divorce was not a word in which I was familiar except on daytime TV. I grew up with intact unions and regular family drama from a kid's point of view. Of course, as a child, I saw married people and families together but whether their relationships were good is another story that came to … Continue reading An Advocate for Divorce

Religious Guilt For Skipping Church

Which view works for you? Last winter, I was invited to a coworker's church. She talked it up pretty well 'small, more person centered' etc. I hibernate during the winter so, I do not volunteer to go anywhere if it's an option. However, I promised that when the weather gets better, I would make an appearance. Now … Continue reading Religious Guilt For Skipping Church

Generating A Good Day

There is that person in almost everyone's life who always has something going wrong. Every conversation is about a problem. That person has 99 problems and you tend to hear about it every single time. Yeah, that gets annoying. It is common for a lot of people to fall into the 'my problem' mode; however, sometimes, it … Continue reading Generating A Good Day

Holding On To What Is Not Working

People hold on to things that are not working because they are so afraid of change.  People like my parents who are aging and live in a big city without little to no support because they are afraid of the unknown. People like my niece who believes that she can bury years of hurt and pain because she is too … Continue reading Holding On To What Is Not Working