It’s not as if joy can’t inter-mingle with sadness


There is certain layer of sadness embalmed in all of us. It's not as if joy can't inter-mingle with sadness. We can't have one without the other. Our emotions are not an either/or. It's just which one is higher up in the slide deck. We are all going through or going through again one stage … Continue reading It’s not as if joy can’t inter-mingle with sadness

Grief and Sadness are regular companions of mine


Grief and Sadness are regular companions of mine. I don't fight them as hard anymore but I do wear a mask over them most days. If two's company then Grief and Sadness are a very accommodating crowd. I can experience a loss and process all those feelings but it amazes me how how the next loss, as … Continue reading Grief and Sadness are regular companions of mine

I’m Not There Yet


I can't put down words about the precious children lost at Sandy Hook in Newton, CT. So there is this until I get there. “to love life, to love it even when you have no stomach for it and everything you've held dear crumbles like burnt paper in your hands, your throat filled with the … Continue reading I’m Not There Yet

Why I Sleep With a Blankie


Hello.My name is Carissa.I'm 38 years old and I still sleep with a blankie. Did your mother say you can't take it to college?Well, my mother is not here so I did.Which is why I still sleep with a blankie most nights. And it's also why it's really hard for me not to say Mother's Day sucks. … Continue reading Why I Sleep With a Blankie