Losing My Marbles

“Whenever someone supports you, or is kind to you, or sticks up for you, or honors what you share with them as private, you put marbles in the jar. When people are mean, or disrespectful, or share your secrets, marbles come out . . . Trust is built one marble at a time.” - Brene Brown Author's Disclaimer: I 100% did not run this past my husband before I posted it. Last November, some people tried to take all of my husband’s marbles. I am actually used to, if not okay with, pe

When It's Time To Let Go

Dear One, trust me when I tell you that beyond your grief, there is Hope. I do not mean in any way to minimize your grief. Whatever you have lost – a parent, a partner, a child; a job, a home, a way of life; your health, your dreams, your self-esteem – I know that it was precious. I know that it was part of you. I know that perhaps the way you defined yourself was at least partially dependent upon it. And now it is time to acknowledge its time in your life, and conscio