Tag: Monday Musings

The Power… of Forgiveness

Posted Dec 10 2018 in

I believe that the old adage, “Time heals all wounds” is wrong. I honestly believe that forgiveness is the only thing that can heal emotional wounds. Sometimes, it is in your own best interests to forgive people who have wronged you, even if they don’t ask for, need, or want that forgiveness. Not for them, but for yourself.

Carrying a grudge for someone who has wronged you will rarely hurt them, but it will continue to hurt you until you let it go. The weight of that grudge will weigh you down, and keep you from being able to enjoy your life or have healthy relationships.

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Be Grateful, Even for Negative People

Posted Dec 3 2018 in

There is a person in my life, who I will call Tiffany. Tiffany is a friend of the family, and not someone I could easily eject from my life as my son spends time with her kids, and there are regular family events that we both get invited to. She has an aggressive, controlling personality, a bad temper, a potty mouth, and a habit of lashing out and stabbing for someone’s weakest points on a semi-regular basis. Tiffany is a deeply unhappy person and not a founding member of my fanclub. She denigrates me to family and friends at regular intervals in the crassest terms possible.

This is difficult for me…

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10 Secrets to Successful Co-Parenting After Divorce

Posted Nov 26 2018 in

This is an article I recently wrote after a couple different friends were going through rough divorces and whose children all said something to the effect of, “I wish my mom and dad got along as well as you and Riley’s dad!” I am by no means an expert on going through divorce, but these are the strategies that have led to good results for us.

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The Rainbow Blog

Posted Nov 19 2018 in

There is currently a lot of hate and negativity in this world. For the last few months between the political landscape, the loss of civility both in person and online, I’ve been grappling with a fair amount of despair. And then, for about a week, I posted something uplifting on Facebook every day. The first couple of days because I stumbled upon stuff that moved me. The last few because I was actively looking for positivity.

As it turns out, in looking for positivity, I felt more positive. Less angsty. Putting joy into the universe brought joy back to me.

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