Tag Archives: Family

Thoughts Surrounding The Loss of Colby Scott Allen Sackett

On Valentines Day of 2019 our family suffered a great loss. Colby Scott Allen Sackett was my first cousin’s grandson, who lived in Alberta, Canada. He was coming home from boarding school  to spend a long week-end with his parents and … Continue reading

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A Tribute To A Son

A mom  buried her first-born son a few days after Valentine’s Day this year. He was born, and died, eighteen years apart, on this day that represents Love.  The son was returning home from boarding school to celebrate his special day … Continue reading

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Thoughts From A Grieving Grandmother

On Valentine’s day of this year a very special 18-year-old was on his way  home from boarding school. It was his eighteenth birthday. He was ten minutes away from home when he was in a  head on collision, that took … Continue reading

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Advice For Every Parent… Teacher… and Coach… to Follow

A person attending a convention in 1996 listened to the following speech on values that were needed to impact the children of his day. He has currently shared it with some comments before and after the speech. This magnificent talk … Continue reading

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My Thoughts on Mrs. Bush’s Legacy

I realize Mrs. Bush did a lot of good things for our country. She stood beside her husband when he was both Vice President and President. She was in the wings for her son when he was President as well. … Continue reading

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Suicide Prevention: When Someone Reaches Out…. Take Action

This past week-end I read two posts, from a Facebook friend and veteran, that told me he was in a dark place. I reached out, and here is what transpired. My friend, Jack, posts  truthful stories on FB, that upset them, … Continue reading

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“Paper Tigers” Do Not Make Good Candidates For Friendships

The paper  tigers I speak of are people with varying degrees of Narcissistic Personally Disorder.  A Paper Tiger is usually someone who appears threatening,  but is ineffective when they are found out. I have known three who I have considered, … Continue reading

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I See You

Originally posted on A Mind Divided:
Sometimes it takes a shock to wake up. Yesterday I was slapped into a deeper appreciation for all the kind, generous and courageous people in my life.  I see you, and I’m so very…

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When Panic Attacks Here is What You Can Do

Originally posted on Write into the Light:
Symptoms of a panic attack include: Racing heart Shallow, rapid breaths Tunnel vision Sweaty palms Feeling faint Nausea, vomiting Fear of going crazy Crying Shaking, tremors Irritability Increased sensitivity to sound, lights, touch…

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HOLIDAYS ARE NOT ALWAYS WARM AND FUZZY

Originally posted on AHUELON NEWS JOURNAL:
Holidays change over the years depending on age and circumstances.  I am a senior and Bipolar, and those two thing color my emotions and feelings of well-being. My extended family lives in TX, CO,…

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