GRANDDAD and the SUMMER SOLSTICE – A Memoir Moment

It’s the summer solstice and my grandmother’s birthday. The connection seems absolutely right, though I know little about her. My mother told me stories of her love of nature. . . a gift passed down from generation to generation. Now, as I watch my son till and plant his garden … Continue reading



TIME FOR AN INTERLUDE in the Voices of Wisdom Series I hope you have been enjoying the The Voices of Wisdom Series! I know I have been enjoying reading and sharing the stories of these courageous and magnificent women and I’m so grateful to them for taking the time to share … Continue reading

HARVESTING WISDOM by Author Joan Rough

Harvesting Wisdom

I’m excited to introduce today’s Voices of Wisdom feature contributor Joan Z Rough.  I met Joan through her wonderful blog where she writes regularly about life and “harvesting wisdom”.  I was drawn to the honesty of her voice and our mutual struggle with PTSD. Her voice of wisdom is strong … Continue reading



As part of The Women of Wisdom Series™, I am introducing three memoirs, each addressing the issue of abuse. Though the stories are different, the message is in many ways the same.  Each memoir sheds light on the impact of abuse on us and provides lessons in survival. The women describe their journeys from a place of strength … Continue reading

THE VALUE OF GRATITUDE – Voices of Wisdom Guest Post

Voices of Wisdom

Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and just listen. No more is needed. Being still, looking, and listening activates the non-conceptual intelligence within you. Let stillness direct your words and actions. ECKHART TOLLE I’m so happy to introduce Debbie Gies, our first contributor to the The Voices … Continue reading

The Silence of Morning by D.H.Hickman – A Book Review

Silence of Morning

The Silence of Morning: A Memoir of Time Undone  is a powerful memoir of one mother’s struggle to come to terms with the sudden death of her son.  Filled with wisdom and insight, Hickman’s  writings can only be described as a  prayer, one that comes straight from the center of her broken heart. … Continue reading

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