Dear Genie #22

This week’s letter is from someone wondering if they are to blame for being ghosted.   This is a big topic in our world today as we become more disconnected to one another. If you would like to send a letter to Dear Genie, click the “contact” tab above.   Rejected in the U.S.A writes: DearContinue reading “Dear Genie #22”

Ten Things You Need to Know About Making Friends If You are an Introvert

I am a classic social introvert, although I didn’t know that until a few years ago.  I am the person who loves to go out, and then sit in a corner and watch everyone else. I like to go to events and be alone at those events. I am a watcher of people – IContinue reading “Ten Things You Need to Know About Making Friends If You are an Introvert”

The Feels

The Holiday Season can be rough even for the best of us.  Some are grieving the loss of a loved one, some don’t get along with their family, some don’t have the money to give the gifts they would like.  I recall a couple Christmases as a single mom with no family dinner, nor giftsContinue reading “The Feels”

Love is Love

Love.  Something we cannot live without.  We desire to give and receive love- on many levels, not just romantic.  It’s basic human instinct and is vital for our soul and emotional health to thrive just as oxygen and food and water are necessary for our physical body. Why, then, is love so hard?  Why can’tContinue reading “Love is Love”

Fear Energy

If there is a silver lining at all to the 2016 American Election Cycle is that we have very visible proof of what what happens when an entire nation is frozen in fear.  Both sides of the election made the entire thing about which side we needed to fear more.  And the fear-mongering continues on still.Continue reading “Fear Energy”

Forever Lasts Forever

Dearly beloved We are gathered here today To get through this thing called “life” Electric word, life It means forever and that’s a mighty long time… 2016.  The year we lost Prince.  David Bowie. Alan Rickman. Muhammad Ali. Elie Wiesel. Gene Wilder.  John Glenn.  And so many others who uplifted us, made us laugh, taught usContinue reading “Forever Lasts Forever”

Achey Breaky Heart

Sometimes the pain we feel is so intense that we think our hearts could explode.  Just know that your heart cannot actually break from this pain. Sure, stress and trauma can cause damage to your body – that’s not the kind of breaking I am talking about.  I’m talking about the kind of heart breakContinue reading “Achey Breaky Heart”

Life is Short

I’m creeping up on the 5-0 and will reach that milestone in a couple years.  On my latest birthday I got to thinking about just how different 50 is to my generation than what it was to the boomers.  At my age, my mom was a grandmother (though she looked so young) and had lessContinue reading “Life is Short”

Mothers and Sons

Show me a mother with a son and I will show you woman trying very hard to raise a man who treats women well, is responsible, hard working and a person who will make a fine husband and father one day.  Not in all cases, but my experience is that this is what we wantContinue reading “Mothers and Sons”

Mothers and Daughters

It would take a book to discuss all the complexities involved in mother-daughter relationships and I sure don’t have it all figured out from either the daughter or the mother perspectives. I was separated from my own mom at a young age.  When I finally got to live with her again I was a 17Continue reading “Mothers and Daughters”