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Can Watching Ellen DeGeneres Cure Depression

No. Watching Ellen DeGeneres cannot cure depression. If it were that simple, we wouldn’t have an epidemic of depression and suicide in this country. No miracle cures–– depression is hard to shake–– but one day of watching Ellen DeGeneres more … Continue reading

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Bringing My Father Back: A Father’s Day Love Story

A very wise therapist told me to write about my father… for Mother’s Day. The fact I’ve thought about it nearly every day for weeks, but have not been able to put words to page, until now… probably means she’s … Continue reading

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Reclaiming My Dad, On Father’s Day

Also Featured on Huffington Post, read it here. When life throws you a 100 mph curve ball, that hits you in face… and then another, and another, there are lots of things you can do; if you’re a child, set … Continue reading

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Other Mothers Among Us…. (Healing For Mother’s Day)

Also featured on Huffington Post: http://huff.to/1czN6nc Every year I’ve struggled with my emotions on Mother’s Day. My children have been fairly hit or miss in recognizing the day: from breakfasts in bed that, while not always edible, were priceless in … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers: Burnin’ Down The House

I want to thank so many of you for the kind words of support last week. Some of you saw my initial explanation (which I deleted) for my harsh story, some guessed from the comments, and others read the title. … Continue reading

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Life Is Funny That Way…

Recently I learned something that changes virtually everything about how I’ve always seen my childhood, my family, and myself. Like so many things, this shock came entirely unexpectedly. I thought that I was immune to blind sides at this stage; … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers: The House My Mother Built

Welcome to Friday Fictioneers– a most addictive weekly flash fiction challenge. Use the photo prompt to write a 100-word story and join this group of Kool Kats, from all over the world! Check out our fearless leader Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ blog Addicted Purple, … Continue reading

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