• Blood Is Thicker Than Water

    Though I knew homes that shared the never-ending support or the laughter that these tv shows depicted every week, behind closed curtains other homes substituted laughter and joy with bullying and verbal abuse. On the surface everything looked perfect to the average onlooker, but the sharp words exchanged, and the lack of real emotion and remorse would stay hidden under the family’s public persona, out of the view of their many guests or neighbors..... A home is supposed to be a nesting place — a place where ideas, personalities and bodies are fed and nurtured. It should represent a place where people who are joined together by blood and/or love…

  • Taking a REAL Look into our Neighborhood and Homes

    Sometimes we are too busy living our lives and comparing ourselves to the “Jones”, to even see what is really occurring right in front of us. We tell ourselves that this couldn’t happen here, that this neighborhood is filled with “proper” people. We look at the news and read heart wrenching stories of abuse, molestation; and say how that could never happen in our homes and in our streets. But do we ever take a moment to really look at our streets and within our homes. Every home holds some form of secrets within its walls. We look at the outside, at the masked faces but we never really look…

  • Had to Filter my Words Today……ONE Vs HELP

    Disclaimer: Today I did not write how I feel, I filtered it, and then I put it in the sun, then I filtered my words again. This means that my thoughts may not always run together as smooth, but filtering does that sometimes. There will be times when I have to do this . I know the power of words and how they can create their own life force, so sometimes I have to be the responsible person and say things softly. Here goes: It is so easy for us to call the plumber, carpenter, fireman, doctor, police, even the veterinarians have 24 hour service. But yet we are afraid and even…