Nothing Like Normal: Surviving a Sibling’s Schizophrenia by Martha Graham-Waldon | Memoir Review

What if you woke up one day, living with a family member who had changed into an entirely different person? What if she were an older sibling you had always admired and strived to be like? And what if you were an insecure preteen when it all started? What would that do to your life?

Let’s Admit It: Our Words and Actions Impact Others

JUST WHAT DO I MEAN?The featured image above holds the answer to this question. The word cloud contains many emotions experienced by those confronted with negative reactions. Perhaps in the form of words or even by threatened actions. Reading the emotions tells us what our words and actions may do to another. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Let's … Continue reading Let’s Admit It: Our Words and Actions Impact Others

A Cautionary Tale about Memories

In posts here, here, and here, I have written on the topic of writing and its healing benefits. Today I want to share a cautionary tale with you. Something happened in our family two weeks ago today casting a different light, at least for me, on the subject of memories, writing, and healing.I am a proponent … Continue reading A Cautionary Tale about Memories

Divorce and Teenagers | A Guest Post on Mary Gottschalk’s Blog

Today I'm visiting with Mary Gottschalk on her blog with an essay I wrote on the topic of adolescents and divorce and how that combination impacts a family. My essay dovetails with a novel-in-progress Mary is working on where just such a situation is making life difficult for a mother and her 13-year old daughter. I … Continue reading Divorce and Teenagers | A Guest Post on Mary Gottschalk’s Blog