When A Hibiscus Makes You Cry

When A Hibiscus Makes You Cry

I (Shannon) came home from work today, changed into my "outside clothes", took Betty White out for a stroll, and when we returned, she sat on the porch and watched me as I unraveled the hose to water the plants. It was a scorcher today, so it took longer than usual to quench all of [...]

Joy and Sadness of Christmas Day

Joy and Sadness of Christmas Day

This Christmas has been absolutely wonderful, and absolutely heart-wrenching. The holidays are often a time where, as no surprise, many have difficulty with depression and sadness in their lives. We had many mixed emotions as the arrival of Christmas came upon us this year. First, we have been ecstatic to not be working on the [...]

Your Trauma Is Valid

October 26, 2017 I seem to find myself in situations where I am explaining my grief to others, validating the way I feel about my loss of my sweet Pharrell. Having moved away to a town where very few know of my loss, it is easier, but when you are the newbie, people obviously want [...]