Surviving The Absence Of Control: My Week Of The Missing Routine

This week has been an emotional and physical roller coaster.  My normal routine was thrown out the window on Monday, and it didn’t return until this morning. I don’t deal well with chaos, or what I perceive as a lack of control in my life. However, I rolled with it, and came up with some … More Surviving The Absence Of Control: My Week Of The Missing Routine

Family Secrets

It began so innocently. I wanted to write a post about the artistic gene that runs in my family, specifically on my father’s side.  In order to get my facts right, especially the correct spelling of my great-grandfather’s VERY Italian name, I decided to go on MyHeritage.com to do some research.  The first two weeks … More Family Secrets

Depression’s Downward Spiral; Climbing My Way Back UP!

I was diagnosed with depression many years ago.  It began when I was nine, and has been a constant, lurking shadow throughout my life.  In the early nineties, I was prescribed medication to treat my dark-pit mood and suicidal thoughts .  It worked, but eighteen months later, I realized that I felt like a walking … More Depression’s Downward Spiral; Climbing My Way Back UP!

Miracles Happen!

Miracles happen. A year ago today, I woke up, eyes swollen, heart heavy, and exhausted from a sleepless night.  My husband and I had been separated for almost a year, and after a two hour therapy session the day before, were headed for divorce.  Thirty-four years of marriage, and we were done. Or so I thought. As … More Miracles Happen!