Purposely Stuck

I understand why people feel stuck when they lose a loved one. You realize they will never accomplish anything every again. They will never experience life again. They will never learn again. Never laugh. Never smile. Never hug. Never. ... People get stuck because they don't want to live in a world where that person … Continue reading Purposely Stuck

The fallacy of the world

I am sure for those who have been following my blog for awhile many of you may think - "Oh, she must be doing better - Her grief most be lighter, her burden not as heavy..." Or maybe you understand the inner workings of grief and know that each day is different from the last. … Continue reading The fallacy of the world

Do you remember?

Today marks four years since I lost Ryane, my best friend and soulmate. In her honor, I am publishing something I wrote about her six months after she passed away. Just so you all can remember how amazing and wonderful she really was to everyone she came into contact with. Do you remember? Do you … Continue reading Do you remember?

“The Next Right Thing”

Spoiler alert: If you have not seen Frozen II, then read at your own risk. ... I want to applaud Disney for touching on one of the hardest topics in the most realistic way... the loss of someone you love and what grief feels like. The song "The Next Right Thing" takes on the challenge … Continue reading “The Next Right Thing”

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

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

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

Italia Travel – Venice Edition

First off, Venice is beautiful even if it was pouring rain the whole day we were there. The history is extensive. The winding streets are beautiful. Helpful tip for you to know, if you are flying into “Venice” at VCE, you are not arriving on the island of Venice, you still have to take a … Continue reading Italia Travel – Venice Edition

My Built in Best Friend

Today is the three year anniversary of my sister, Ryane, leaving this world.  In her memory, here is my post from a week after she passed away.  Always remember ❤ My twin sister, Ryane (pronounced Ryan), passed away 11 days ago.  I am still in shock and feel as if I will be the rest … Continue reading My Built in Best Friend

The Power of Psalm 91

Does anyone else out there deal with anxiety?   Well, me too! My, not so little anymore, sister is studying abroad, which is so very exciting and amazing and unbelievable, right?  Well, yes, but it also scary and anxiety causing and crazy.   And you are probably thinking, "okay, this overprotective older sister needs to calm down." … Continue reading The Power of Psalm 91