Being a Widow

I have had the opportunity to talk with several women about being a widow since starting my podcast, Chasing Hard When Life Doesn’t Turn Out the Way You Planned. Most of the widows are young. I also meet countless new widows on my job. I am a pastoral care coordinator at my church and arranging … Read more

Losing Someone You Love

life, suicide, loss, losing someone you love, divorce, breakups, dealing with loss, life is hard, life and loss, grief, grieving, grieving well

Losing someone you love is a topic most of us can relate to. When talking about losing someone you love, we’re not just talking about death. Most certainly death is one of the ways we experience loss, but the falling apart of a relationship is another form of loss, whether by divorce or a breakup … Read more

Being a Widow

I have talked with a few women about being a widow on Chasing Hard Podcast. They have different stories and stages of life when the death of their husband occurred yet the similarities that exist between their tale of hardship connects them in a way I’m sure they’d rather not be connected. Life can be … Read more

Turning 60

betrayal, trauma, relationships, help, hope, don't do it alone, EMDR, counseling

I came across this post I wrote on another blog I have, Not A Perfect Life, and I wanted to share it here. Although it has been two years since I turned 60 the words still resonate. Today is my last day being 59 years old. I guess it’s only natural that I am feeling … Read more

A Tale Of Two Brothers

I can never let this day pass without acknowledging these very two very important people in my life. This event forever reshaped my family. I am posting it again (for the fourth time, I think). So much pain and suffering all around. The recent Oklahoma tornado victims so prevalent in our minds still; personal losses … Read more

A Tale Of Two Brothers

I can never let this day pass without acknowledging these very two very important people in my life. This event forever reshaped my family. I am posting it again (for the fourth time, I think). So much pain and suffering all around. The recent Oklahoma tornado victims so prevalent in our minds still; personal losses … Read more

He’s Gone

May 24th has been a tough day for me and my family for 36 years now, with meaning and emotion. This is the anniversary of my younger brother’s death. You can read A Tale of Two Brothers for more of the story. May is an eventful month, never more than this year. Mother’s Day, of … Read more

How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?

Who can forget their first broken heart? I certainly remember mine. I thought I would die it hurt so badly. How can you mend a broken heart? Remember that song by the Bee Gees? For your listening pleasure: I was 13 when I experienced my first broken heart and although I couldn’t imagine ever getting … Read more