Tag :mother

Posted on 18 Dec 2015
Stupid Holidays – From the Military Spouse

The awesome military recruiters neglected to inform us spouses how to not go crazy when we’re left on our own. My first Christmas as a Navy wife was spent at our first duty station less than a month after we PCS’d a...

Posted on 13 Nov 2015
Check out my new book “21 Secrets to Get You Through Deployment”

My first book is now available for pre-order! This book was written to my sister military spouses, to help them through the torture of deployment. I wish that I had this handbook available to me when my husband was depl...

Posted on 09 Sep 2014
Of Imagination, Japan, and Wells Avoided …

"Japan" by Doug We spoke with our youngest daughter last evening, or rather early this morning, 3am PDT to be exact. I was the first direct connect, we hearing her voice, she mine and my husband’s, since we saw he...

Posted on 05 Sep 2014
Of Text Messages, Letters and Maslow’s Highest Level of Needs …

"The Star of Spring in Japan" by David A. LaSpina Around eleven-thirty last evening I received a text from our youngest daughter stating that she and her schoolmates had arrived safely in Japan. “We’re here and ev...

Posted on 03 Sep 2014
Of Witty Aphorisms, “Shirley Temples,” and Yearning …

"yearning" by harold.lloyd   This morning we drove our youngest daughter to SFO to board a flight with fellow schoolmates headed for an eight-day stay in Japan. Driving my SUV along the freeway to the airport, my h...

Posted on 01 Sep 2014
Of Lost Keys, Japan and Vulnerabilities …

"Kyoto, Japan - Geisha Mamechiho" by Ben Houdijk Our youngest daughter is leaving for a week-long enrichment trip to Japan with her schoolmates. Two teachers, a priest, and a female teacher are heading up the excursio...

Posted on 28 Aug 2014
Of Good Ideas, Frustration, and The Body Remembering …

"Free Colorful Spring Blossoms in Pink on Blue Sky" by Pink Sherbet Photography   My mother had many ideas, good and creative thoughts like Faivish Pewzner. She was also very frustrated. Looking back I now realize...

Posted on 26 Aug 2014
Of Anger, Frustration, and Uranus Aspecting the Moon and Saturn …

by in tae Shin I now understand, as a licensed and working psychotherapist, that beneath anger exists hurt. We grow angry and we hurt when someone or something transgresses our boundaries. And while small amounts of fr...

Posted on 22 Aug 2014
Of SUV’s, Omnipotence and Depression …

"Depression" Something shifted inside me the day of the car accident, when the driver of the Jeep SUV slammed into the back of my SUV. Being hit from behind unearthed, exhumed all my fears of being caught off guard, bei...

Posted on 20 Aug 2014
Of Rage, Addiction and Fears Made Manifest …

"Fear" by Wendy My mother was addicted to rage. I could not see that as a child. Only now at fifty-three, am I truly able to step back and grasp a sense of the fear that dwelled within her. Nothing but intense, immutabl...