Life, Love & Sorrow

Dissipate the Darkness

It's crazy how death and loss creates a wound. One that never fully heals. And like any wound can reopen at any moment. These awful moments in our life. The moments you used to think "that would never happen to me." But when it does you are shocked. The worst moments of our lives. When… Continue reading Dissipate the Darkness

Advice, Faith, Life

When plans don’t work out…

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for the constant love and support. I receive all your messages, comments, and likes with a smile. They truly brighten my day. ❤ I want to reach out to those who are finding their way along the journey of life. I am the queen of having… Continue reading When plans don’t work out…

Advice, Life, Love & Sorrow

Trauma in Action

Let's talk about trauma. Many people have experienced some form of trauma in their life, minor or major.  It can range from losing your childhood pet to grieving for the loss of an immediate family member. It could be having a sibling go through an armed robbery (secondary trauma) to yourself actually experiencing it. It… Continue reading Trauma in Action

Life, Love & Sorrow

Without them

It's like a ticking time bomb. One minute you are in the present. The next you are thrown into a memory. Not by choice. And you leave the present to be there. To experience it as if it is all that exists. It replays. It must have been triggered by something? Or maybe not? It… Continue reading Without them

Life, Love & Sorrow

The Battle of Loss

Let's talk about loss. Any type of loss - from losing someone you love, to a break-up, to not getting the results that you have wanted, from striving for something but not achieving it. --- Loss. The devastation. Loss is the failure of what we imagined our future to be. It is us realizing that… Continue reading The Battle of Loss

Life

To choose love

What do we all deserve and need in a relationship? Acceptance. The other must look at you and see the amazing qualities you have. And see you for your faults. And with those faults, they must accept. Not try to change or improve. They must look at ALL of you.  The good AND the bad.… Continue reading To choose love

Life, Travel

Italia Travel – Rome Edition

From Florence to Rome, we took a 45 minute flight out of Florence Airport (FLR) to Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FUC).  I would recommend taking a train instead, because this airport is an hour of riding a bus to get to Rome's city center. However, if you do fly into Rome, once we arrived… Continue reading Italia Travel – Rome Edition

Life, Love & Sorrow

One Half of Another

You may be wondering where the name "One Half of Another" came from. As many of you who have been following me know, my twin sister, Ryane passed away over three years ago in a tragic accident. To cope with her death, I began blogging to share what was on my heart and in the… Continue reading One Half of Another

Life, Travel

Italia Travel – Florence Edition

From Venice, we took a two hour train ride to Florence. The ride was great; there was WiFi and they came around and gave us drinks and a snack. Make sure you know your stop because Florence is not the last stop, so we got off at the Stazione di Santa Maria Novella (or Firenza… Continue reading Italia Travel – Florence Edition

Life, Love & Sorrow

The Price of Grief

I cannot explain grief to you. All I can say is it is a creature of spontaneity. It doesn't wait until a holiday or a birthday. Or even an anniversary. No, it strikes during a lone car ride. During a Netflix movie. While your grocery shopping. While your laughing with friends. When you hear a… Continue reading The Price of Grief