Be A Little More Selfish

"Generation A" was taught to take care of others and be respectful towards society in general and totality. Negativity was used to punish them if they didn't cooperate but, they often did because it was "the right thing to do".  They were brought up to serve others and their needs first. "Generation B" (Generation A's... Continue Reading →

User Abuser Or Estranged Children Hurt Us As Parents

  When your child has chosen to estrange themselves from your life completely, missing Mother's Days, all holidays and your birthdays go by one by one, signifying that you're aging more by the day or especially, in times of crises within yourself or your world, there's a lot of heartache and sorrow to deal with.... Continue Reading →

Shocking Discovery: You Don’t Owe Anyone Anything Nor Do They Owe You

Mother/Saint Teresa wasn't as completely unselfish as what we've been made to believe or she would have us believe.  Are you gasping at that statement yet? I'm sure that you are if you know anything about the woman. Yes, no doubt whatsoever she did many wonderful things for others throughout her life and devoted herself... Continue Reading →

How To Deal With An Estranged Child

It's Mother's Day but, I have a lot of negative emotions as a mother.  It's not just today but rather, it's every day.  I haven't seen my only child in over a year and a half.  Unfortunately, neither have her friends nor the rest of her family on both sides as she chose to be... Continue Reading →

When Do I Get To Have Fun?

I woke up this morning and the first question or thought that hit me was, "when do I get to have fun?" It may sound strange to ask oneself such a question when we are really in control of things like that.  Yes, we all have responsibilities and some of them are all consuming with... Continue Reading →

Leaping Into The Hole: Does It Help Or Hurt Someone Else

A neighbour of mine, across the street, recently lost her mother suddenly.  She passed away at the age of 89 years of age.  Flowers still grace the large Italian style front porch that show of her sorrow in this loss.  It's hard to see as I know the grief she is feeling and dealing with... Continue Reading →

Can We Be Too Empathetic

I empathize.  Actually, I am an empathy-aholic.  There I've said it.  It's not that I do it on a conscious level.  It comes automatically from somewhere deep inside my brain, I suppose.  I think I have some idea of where it comes from and how I got trained into being this way but, it hasn't... Continue Reading →

When Your Adult Child Becomes Abusive

If your adult child or children were anyone else on this planet, would you allow them the leeway that you are giving to your abusive child or children? Tough question to answer, isn't it?  Part of that is because we have that "bond" with our child or children as a parent that supersedes any other... Continue Reading →

Never Doubt That You Do Make A Difference In Other People’s Lives

A friend of mine passed away on Monday of this week.  He wasn't really a peer but, rather 94 years old, my first chiropractor and a neighbour on my street.  Yet, despite the nearly 40 years in age differences, he and I had become friends and I mourned his passing though he had long since... Continue Reading →

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