Toxins are all around us. They can range from manufactured, bacterial, biological, just to name a few. says,” a toxin is any poison produced by an organism.” Certain people are arguably poisonous to each, therefore making their relationship toxic. A toxic relationship is not isolated to romantic relationships. It can be any form of … Continue reading Toxic

The Ripple Effect

It is extremely difficult to sort out the facts from the drama, in our (the worldwide) current situation (the viral outbreak). That being said there are different rules and threats in play when you are among one of the "high risk" categories (disabled, elderly. diabetic, pregnant, etc.). Whether you heed the warnings or not is … Continue reading The Ripple Effect

Treading Water

At what point is enough, enough! I have created this world run and approved by me. I learned just over a decade ago that, I made this bed, now I must lie in it. Although there is some truth to that saying, as I find at the root of all sayings, there is some wiggle … Continue reading Treading Water

Watching My Son Rise

I come from a very small family, made up of mostly women. If asked, they would say "confident" aka headstrong and bossy. My poor father was surrounded by females, even our 2 cats were female. 17 years ago, I assumed the gender of the baby I had been growing inside me, was a girl. In … Continue reading Watching My Son Rise

My Sister

When I was little, my sister was my protector; my second mother; and my confidant.  She packed my lunch, watched over me, and even made all of the games for my birthday one year.  She was the mother hen to my baby chick.   My first real memory of my sister is her teaching me how … Continue reading My Sister

My Best Man

Is it cultural, part of our society, or the time period, that it is somehow our tradition to let people in our lives go to the grave never having told them the positive impact they have had in your life? In a lot of ways, I have lived the nine lives of a cat. Most … Continue reading My Best Man

My Rock

The final piece of my immediate circle is my husband. I met him seven years ago and were married about a year and half later. He is actually one of the most challenging people to write about, that I want to introduce. It is our strong union that makes my story, our story, so incredible … Continue reading My Rock

“It takes a Village”

It is really frustrating being stuck in a body that cannot keep up with your mind. When I think of all the hobbies, jobs, or activities I would love to do vs. what the list actually is, I am really limited. In actuality, the “things” I am able to do on my own, are very … Continue reading “It takes a Village”

My sons

I have two biological sons, even though I seem to have a fondness for"lost children". Meaning I want to "adopt/save" everyone, that I deem needing in some way; whether they're dealing or have dealt with various types of abuse or neglect. Not because I think I am better or smarter. I do seem to have … Continue reading My sons