5 Ways to Be Proactive Over Loneliness

5 Ways to Be Proactive Over Loneliness

A survey conducted well before the pandemic found that 75% of American adults feel lonely. Although I am sure we all understand the term loneliness, I found the dictionary definition to be enlightening. Webster defines loneliness as: sadness because one has no friends...
The Struggle

The Struggle

Outside my local grocery store, I stepped up to take a shopping cart from the long row. And there it was. The magnificent swallowtail butterfly struggled, fluttering madly against the plate glass window, only inches inside the alcove where the carts waited. A young...
Taking Care of You

Taking Care of You

I don’t think anyone would deny that these past few months have been challenging. Life has been anything but normal, and it can get overwhelming at times. It would be easy to beat yourself up by keeping a running list of all the things you think you should be...
Compare Brings the Despair Bear

Compare Brings the Despair Bear

Almost ten years ago, my husband and I bought a foreclosed house. There was not one wall inside that did not need remodeling of some kind. There were many refining moments throughout the process. We even realized we do not like the same colors. Our choices did not...
God in the Silence

God in the Silence

I can remember those days so clearly—when my children and my husband had gone to school, and I was alone in a silent house. I loved the silence of the house when everyone else had left for the day, and I could feel the silence. I remember the ticking of the clock and...
Purging, Organizing, and Fresh Starts

Purging, Organizing, and Fresh Starts

Spring is the season of detoxing, purging, organizing, fresh starts, and new regimens—dejunking our lives and making great efforts to clean out all the toxins in our bodies and our houses. Ahhh, the freedom that comes from throwing out those lonely socks that have...