April 2017

Get a group together to pick up litter in your neighborhood.
In April, we celebrate Earth Day, which serves as a reminder that we are all the caretakers of this big blue ball that we call home. There is only one earth. This is where we raise our children and where their children will grow up and perhaps question the decisions we made. It is an easy idea to say we want a healthy earth for future generations. It is a much harder thing to plan for that future...
Clare Wilson
Full disclosure: I am not a cancer survivor. I am a nurse and therapist. My career has given me the unique opportunity to be with patients and their loved ones/caregivers when a cancer diagnosis shatters their lives and to be with them when they come to the acceptance of living with cancer -- and for some, the acceptance of dying with dignity. My patients have taught me the strength of the human...
Breathe Blog Raylen
You are enough. You were born enough. And although everything changes, You will ALWAYS be enough. Silence the Critic The words above are simply a gentle reminder to myself as I sensed my inner critic begin to surface recently. I have developed a habit of running away to try and avoid listening to that inner critic. But what I’m discovering in my own process, is that running away just seems to...
wine glass kitchen table bridget blog
I Can Do This I am a very capable person. I am not sure if that is a natural tendency or a learned behavior! Over the years, I have learned that I have a silent mantra that I repeat subconsciously: “I can do this…” No matter how difficult something seems in the moment, I can survive it. My life is very demanding! My job is demanding, and being a single mother to 13-year-old triplets is demanding....
woman outstretched arms for sue blog
If I happen to mention that I am 66 years old, more often than not the listener will stare at me in near shock, as if a woman of my age should be bent over and unfashionably frumpy with no makeup and a gray-streaked bun on my head and a rolling pin and knitting needles in my hands. Isn’t that the picture we baby boomers remember 60 to be? Aunt Bee on the Andy Griffith Show was our role model – a...