DIRECTORY OF POSTS ON THIS SITE

A JOURNEY OF JOY . . . excerpts from a woman’s journal as she deals with the death of her husband of 37 years.
I Found the First Trillium and I Found Acceptance
I Will live with Joy after Loss
Oh My, Single Again after 37 years???!!!
A story of love and a soldier 47 years later

STORIES ABOUT PEOPLE WHO HAVE LIVED WITH COURAGE AFTER DIFFICULT TIMES
Profiles in determination -They refused to give up
I will never forget these veterans
We Need You – a story from children – Part One
We Need You – a story from the children Part Two
She Persisted, a tribute to my imperfect mother

STORIES ABOUT VETERANS
A story of love and a soldier 47 years later
I will never forget these veterans

EXERCISES TO EXPAND OUR CREATIVITY

Creativity Exercise #1 – The Healing Power of Creativity
Creativity Exercise#2 – Seeing the World through Music
Creativity Exercise #3 – Rounding the Corners
Colors of Life- Creativity Exercise #4
Creativity Exercise #5 – Lively Letters
Creativity Exercise #6 – The heart of Creativity
Creativity Exercise #7 -Be a Tourist in your Hometown

STORIES TO HELP US DEAL WITH LOSS,CHANGE AND TRAGEDY
Please make a difference – a message from a family who has felt the impact of violence and loss
When a loved one dies -a message of peace and beauty
Creating new memories for sad days
Four paintings that healed broken hearts
A Beautiful Day – part one
A Beautiful Day – part two
The warnings signs of GOOD health -an illustrated guide to feeling great
I will Live with Joy after Loss
I found the first trillium and I found acceptance
An autumn morning filled with gratitude


MY STORY OF LIVING WITH BEARS,KEROSENE LAMPS AND FROZEN WATER LINES

My story- Chapter One
My story part two – 30 years without electricity
My story part three -making of a tough old broad
My story part four -the raccoon and other tales
My story part five – a Christmas tale of the robber raccoon
My story Part Six -The case of the Missing Socks
A story of love and a soldier 47 years later

STORIES ABOUT CREATING YOUR “LAND OF AFTER” LOSS, RETIREMENT, AGING, GRADUATION, BIRTH AND OTHER LIFE CHANGES
We create our own Land of After
Lessons the grasses taught me about acceptance
The Power of human connection
How to help your children deal with loss
Four paintings that healed broken hearts
A Beautiful Day – part one
A Beautiful Day – part two
The warnings signs of GOOD health -an illustrated guide to feeling great
Traveling the Roads of the ancients -Part One
Traveling the road of the Ancients -Part Two
Traveling the Roads of the Ancients Part three
I will Live with Joy after Loss
I found the first trillium and I found acceptance
Ten inspiring posters that will bring joy to your day
An autumn morning filled with gratitude
What if we started each day with gratitude?
Thoughts on living life in the present moment
Journey of Joy begins. Day One
Journey of Joy – Day Two . I like Joy!

LESSONS FROM 76 OLD BROADS AND A FEW CODGERS
78 old broads . . . and a few guys.
The freedom of aging – more stories for 76 old broads
Great posters celebrating “older women” – aging is wonderful

THE JOURNEY OF JOY
Journey of Joy begins. Day One
Journey of Joy – Day Two . I like Joy!

TRAVELING THE LAND OF THE ANCIENTS
Traveling the Roads of the ancients -Part One
Traveling the road of the Ancients -Part Two
Traveling the Roads of the Ancients Part three


STORIES ABOUT HELPING OURSELVES and OTHERS TO HAVE PEACE AND JOY

We Need You – a story from children – Part One
How to help your children deal with loss
We Need You – a story from the children Part Two
The warnings signs of GOOD health -an illustrated guide to feeling great
Thoughts on living life in the present moment

THE WILDFIRES OF 2015
THE CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES
California Wildfires – a message of support for families

STOUTS FIRE, SOUTHERN OREGON

They emerged from the smoke – Stouts Fire journal part one
A Sunday drive I never expected to make – Stouts Fire journal part two
The best of the human spirit – Stouts Fire journal part three
New normal.Week two and the fire goes on – Stouts Fire journal part four
Photo album honoring the fire crews – Stouts Fire journal part five
Remembering the heroes that saved my home – a year later

FOUR PART SERIES THE STORIES BEHIND THE WILDFIRES of 2015
The heroes we often don’t see -Part One
The heroes we often don’t see- Part Two
The heroes we often don’t see- Part three

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