Tag Archives: staying positive

AT THIS VERY MOMENT

I celebrate many things. At the top of my list is my health. I can see well enough to drive, paint and play tennis. I can sing my heart out to a loving audience anytime I want to. I have amazing children whom I adore. All three are close to me, despite the physical distance with two of them. My deceased son, Jason, continues to live on in my music and songs. Continue reading

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AMONG HER TREASURED MEMORIES

Treasured memories sustain me and my sweet story is filled with metaphors. Camellia flowers remind me of my beautiful blossoming daughter. The life cycle of hummingbirds are touching, as I watch my three children spread their wings and fly. It is simply a joy to share my heart musings, imagery and songs. Continue reading

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My Podcast: Beside Me Always, Grief 2 Growth

I hope my story will help anyone navigating grief to hang on to hope. Continue reading

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CAN I KEEP THEM FOREVER?

When I found healing decades later, I was able to embrace my sad memories and discover insights from them. Continue reading

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LEMON TREE

My story about the overgrown lemon tree in my backyard does not carry a song. It does, however, accompany a painting that I finished last week. Continue reading

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HEALING SONG – PART 3

I was excited to record my guitar on my patio for this post. My music continues to heal me. Continue reading

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SOMEONE TO LOVE YOU – PART 3

Beyond the love I have for my children, I am practicing self-love. My devotion to following my passion is a gift I have given myself. I am overjoyed that my songs and words have comforted and touched so many people. I have found my way home because of music. The love in my heart takes me there. Continue reading

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IT’S OKAY TO CRY AWHILE

I was listening to my song “In Every Smile.” Even though I sang those words to my children, I heard my parents saying those words to me. Despite the hot pain throbbing on both sides of my ankle, I kept going. I thought about my mother and father and I heard their comforting voices. I could feel their presence; they were on either side, holding me up. Continue reading

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MY COUSIN, DEBBIE

I am going to miss you and your sweet smile, dear Debbie. Continue reading

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HEART SONG

I slid into my chair and tuned the guitar carefully. I began when it was still dark and delicately fingerpicked in my quiet bedroom. I felt the guitar notes flowing from my heart. My body actually was tingling as I played. Continue reading

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