Excited to share that Shake Yourself Free was sent to the printer earlier in the week. It's so hard to believe that we're finally here! I've opened up my heart and soul and let it all out. There's parts of my story that I had never yet shared before with anybody. I am cautiously hopeful … Continue reading My Book’s Cover – Designed by Our Son
Shake Yourself Free — Coming Soon!
I've been working with my publisher, Aaron, for FIVE years now on my first book. What a process it has been! Aaron has patiently guided and developed me throughout this detailed process. When I began, I was a novice writer with a lifetime full of impactful stories from adversity and loss. Now I am an … Continue reading Shake Yourself Free — Coming Soon!
My Recent Status
Hello! I have not written anything here since October. I wanted to communicate that I am in the midst of quite the battle with COVID-19 pneumonia. I’ve now been hospitalized for a total of 34 days. My chances were not good upon entry, but I have fought with total focus of positivity, patience, no fear … Continue reading My Recent Status
Growth of Gratitude
I’m approaching the four year anniversary of sharing my story of gratitude. It was difficult to allow myself to suddenly be so vulnerable, but I knew that I had a journey that needed to be shared. A difficult journey that started with the death of my fiance 30 years ago. My hope was that maybe … Continue reading Growth of Gratitude
I sat down early this peaceful morning like I do most mornings, with the intention of spending time on the book that I am focusing on finishing. But my thoughts keep shifting to the specifics of it being June 13th, so I decided to write a short blog entry instead. I marvel at time. How … Continue reading JUNE 13th
Have A Blessed Day
SISTERSDina, left, with Shelly (2002) As well acquainted as I am with grief, I’ve been blessed not to lose anyone close to me too soon since I lost my fiancé, Dana, thirty years ago. I’m an only child, and my wife Shelly has just one sibling, her older sister Dina. After painfully struggling for a … Continue reading Have A Blessed Day
What 30 Years Means to Me
30 years. For me, milestone anniversaries always add an additional layer of reflection and perspective. I think back to those significant, fun-filled days leading up to November 13, 1990. We didn’t have a care in the world. The future was ours with an unlimited amount of potential and happiness ahead. We often talked about how … Continue reading What 30 Years Means to Me
When Time Allows for Contentment
The older we get the more we reflect on what has been; as well as lamenting on what possibly should have been. Time is complex. Time gives reason to celebrate as well as reason to regret. Into my 50’s now, my perspective has come into focus over the past few years to a point where … Continue reading When Time Allows for Contentment
Revisiting the Upstairs Room
Continuing to inch closer to completing my book, this morning I was working on a particular point in time that was a crucial point in my journey. My visit to Dana's room after 24 years pulled so much together in giving me the grace for some much needed peace. The writing of this visit was … Continue reading Revisiting the Upstairs Room
Never Married but Still a Widower: Finding Gratitude Years after my Girlfriend’s Death.
In December "Elephant Journal" asked me to update "My Story" by diving deeper into some of the lessons that I have learned. They published my updated version (here); which I am also posting below. Thank you for reading 🙂 "Time heals all wounds" is a phrase that we all hear often. Living with a significant loss … Continue reading Never Married but Still a Widower: Finding Gratitude Years after my Girlfriend’s Death.