You don’t have to face difficulties alone.

You don’t have to face difficulties alone. No matter how small or large a challenge you have, it definitely helps to seek help. Getting a fresh perspective can give you more options and will make you feel better that you’re not alone.

I’ve been feeling anxious about my mother’s upcoming 90th birthday. You would think that I shouldn’t feel this way because it’s a joyous and momentous occasion. You would be right! My feelings stem from past dealings with my sisters, regarding making arrangements for setting up the details for holidays and celebrations. We never agree and there’s hard feelings! Can anyone relate to my dilemma? (more…)

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I need your input!

I need your input! I’ve been struggling with an upcoming situation and I’m conflicted about what to do. My mother is going to have her 90th birthday on July 10th. That date comes out on a Thursday and my sisters want to celebrate on the weekend because of work schedules.

I’m a traditionalist and believe that a birthday should be celebrated on the exact day. Especially a milestone birthday such as this. Isn’t that why they call it a birthday? (more…)

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How can you cope with the death of a beloved pet?

How can you cope with the death of a beloved pet? I wrote a newsletter column in April 2009 that deals with this situation. The column is as follows:

I’m writing this column with a heavy heart. On March 28th, my dog Teddy passed away. He was a very important part of our family. I’m sure that animal lovers that are reading this newsletter can relate to the feeling of loss and grief that my family feels. (more…)

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Where were you on 9/11/01?

This is a question that many of us are asking ourselves and others today. It’s a very historic day, although it’s a very sad one. It’s hard to believe that it’s been twelve years since that fateful day. The world has changed forever.

I was in Jersey City, New Jersey that day. The weather was beautiful and it seemed like it was going to be a normal and pleasant day. At 8:45 am, all of that changed. I heard on my car radio that a World Trade Center building/buildings was struck by an airplane. (more…)

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