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Author: its just me

As a single mom, I was always including my son in my own activities… well, I write ‘including’ but what I really mean is ‘dragging.’ If you have kids, you know that it can be a challenge to stay relevant, hold their interest, and keep them engaged in family life. ...

I've been looking for answers lately. Big answers. Whole answers. Heavy answers. I’m no longer satisfied with a partial glimpse of the truth. I want the whole truth.  I’m dead serious. I want the real, hard truth. I want the hope filled, promise saturated truth. I want the slap in...

Newsflash: I have been sobbing on and off all day. Shocker, right? Holly is crying again. Holly is missing her boy again. Holly is posting a picture of Mason on Facebook again. Will it ever stop? Will she ever move on? Lemme answer that: nope. I am forever paralyzed, forever...

Last night, I was called “religious” and I almost fell out of my chair. I am not kidding. One of my girlfriends was sharing something about herself, and in the middle of our conversation, she said, “I’m not religious, like you.” I almost died laughing! It caught me so off...

Never in a million years would I have guessed that I would become involved with the Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention. The topic of suicide was so far removed from my life, and heart, and priorities. Organizations like this weren't even on my radar until I suffered a loss so...

LAS VEGAS SUPPORT GROUP (age 18+) Survivors of Suicide 2nd & 4th Monday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Canyon Ridge Christian Church 6200 W. Lone Mountain Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89130 Church Phone: (702) 658-2722 Facilitator: Sharon Thoren Phone: (702) 496-0177 E-mail: sthorendd@yahoo.com...

Today marks fourteen weeks since my 14 year old boy left this world with my heart in his hands. As you can imagine, I hate Mondays. I dread the ticking of the clock, the slow passage of time, and the eventual and internal ‘click’ that occurs when Monday hits. It’s...

As I write this, I’m in Tulum, Mexico, in a gorgeous hotel suite overlooking the ocean… and I am inside a mosquito net, soaked in sweat because this place has no air conditioning. It’s an authentic visit to ‘the nature’ and I am miserable. I am exhausted. My stomach has...

Playa del Carmen has proven to be the most beautiful, friendly, visually entertaining little town. I’ve truly enjoyed my first few days here! If you are connected to me via facebook, twitter, or instagram, you’ll have already seen some amazing pics by now. When I bought my plane tickets, this...