Meet and Greet Weekend @ Dream Big: 2/26/16

Originally posted on Dream Big, Dream Often:
? credit: It’s the Meet and Greet weekend at Dream Big!!  I cannot believe it is almost March, but as we all know time keeps marching on…pun intended!  lol Ok so here are the rules: Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of…

Mini Grief Day!

During a grief group I recently co-facilitated, the main concern of most, if not all, of the attendees was, “When is it going to end?” Most of them were people who had lost their loved one recently – in the last few months – but they were already tired of the process, tired of the […]

Body, Meet Mind…Oh, You’ve Met?

How did the mind and the body become so separate in Western medicine when it is obvious that they are connected in every way? It seems so counterintuitive to divide the mind and body into two regions, as it were; emotional issues separate from physical and vice versa. How could it be possible that the […]

The Cold War.

I went into the parenting section of the bookstore the other day and while there were shelves of books on parenting, there was maybe one on step-parenting. Why there is no guide book on the step-family situation – which judging by my experiences and what I’ve been hearing and reading from friends and on blogs, […]

What a Pain!

In the city where I live, there’s a huge crisis/controversy at the moment involving homelessness coupled with drug – specifically heroin – addiction. I’ve also seen a lot of national news stories lately dealing with the growing heroin problem. There is an odd mixture of censure and compassion in these reports; camera shots lingering lovingly […]


In honor of Valentine’s Day! As I believe I’ve mentioned, intimacy was a bit thin on the ground in my family of origin. If you want to know more about codependency or depression, I’m your girl, but intimacy? Not so much. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about my parents and my family and […]


The 3×5 card, labeled, ‘My Epitah,’ was taped haphazardly among fast food receipts, flyers and reminders on the inside of the small armoire in my dad’s room. It caught my eye due to the big letters underneath spelling out my name. The name Waldo-Emerson was written on the card, followed by four lines of a […]


Rheumatoid Arthritis was the cataclysmic event that shattered my structural geography. Whereas before my body had been one smooth young continent – I was only twenty-one when I got sick, after all – illness and pain broke me apart. Unless you have a chronic condition, especially one involving pain, you can’t understand how it changes […]