Blogs, Poetry/Prose

My Chosen Ending

When I come to the end of the road and the sun has set for me, I do not want dark rites full of gloom to fill the air. Cry only with tears of joy for my soul is about to be set free. Miss me a little - but not too long - and… Continue reading My Chosen Ending

Blog Listing, Empowerment, Healing Principals, Reflections, Spiritual Healing

Keeping Memories – Forgiving Grief

Longing, loss, feeling lost and drowning in grief are some of the hardest feelings to work with.  The following powerful quote by John Green, from his novel, “The Fault of Our Stars”, is a throat-strangling statement of absolute truth. “The pleasure of remembering had been taken from me, because there was no longer anyone to remember… Continue reading Keeping Memories – Forgiving Grief

Blogs, Reflections

A Little Girl

She spent her life dancing to her favorite songs, She was a little girl who was all alone. Eyes wide open, always hoping for the sun, She was a little girl who was all alone. Fragile as leaf in autumn just falling to the ground, Without a sound. She had a crooked little smile on… Continue reading A Little Girl

Blogs, Bookish Things, Healing the Body & Spirit

I Am The Memory Keeper

Longing, loss, lost and grief. Some of the hardest things to work with and I'm not talking about just the death of "a person" - it can be the death of a routine, a recipe you lost from your great-great-grandmother, a job opportunity you thought you had in the bag, or you just found out… Continue reading I Am The Memory Keeper

Poetry/Prose, Reflections

3 to 1 in 5

One of three left in the black of night, As the white coats tried to play God. Stripping her heart of its peaceful rest, Claiming lawful words didn’t matter. Third sister stood alone in the fight, In the blackness of that night. Second of three lay in a cloud of haze, Family tightly wound around… Continue reading 3 to 1 in 5

Reflections, Spiritual Healing

One Lonely Chick

July 27, 2005 - Journal Entry So here I am San, sitting in the grass by your memorial.  This is the day you were admitted to hospice a year ago - the day before you died.  Today, I have brought you a white rose with a note for you to read from wherever you are. I… Continue reading One Lonely Chick

Healing the Body & Spirit, How Heart-to-Heart Came About, Reflections

The Gift of Awe – A Letter to Self

Dedicated to My Sisters - Vicki & Sandy (Originally Written January 2015) "A Letter to Myself" My thoughts are wandering back in time today - it’s been almost 10 years since both our sisters left their earthly physical form.  As I write to you Dearest Debbie, I notice with a sense of absolute wonder and awe… Continue reading The Gift of Awe – A Letter to Self

Blogs, Empowerment, Healing the Body & Spirit, Reflections, Silencing Echoes

Preface “Sneak Peek”

  A taste of my new book about silencing the echoes from the past.  I welcome all comments. Debbie "The above story is a preamble to the words contained within the chapters that follow.  A storytelling of sorts, that shows that even a helpless nine-month old child has intense feelings and memories of things adults… Continue reading Preface “Sneak Peek”

Healing the Body & Spirit, Poetry/Prose, Reflections


Rebus* You work with what you are given, the red clay of grief, the black clay of stubbornness going on after. Clay that tastes of care or carelessness, clay that smells of the bottoms of rivers or dust. Each thought is a life you have lived or failed to live, each word is a dish… Continue reading Rebus