Hearing Loss: Lessons in Getting to the Point

“Some people should use a gluestick instead of chapstick.” This meme appeared on my Facebook newsfeed this morning and I identified. My mind zoomed to Trump and his tweeting fingers in the middle of the night, but it’s really more personal for me than that. I’m...

Shut up… more.

We all do it. You’re having a conversation and hear something that triggers a memory. You’re just burnin’ to butt in because you have something very very important to say. I’ve done it a million times because, after all, this brain’s got a million words in it. But I’m...

Good Conversation Unleashes Possibilities

Maybe I’m just too boring. When faced with the question on forms, “What are your hobbies?”, I always feel that one word isn’t enough. Like the makers of that questionnaire expected me to have a life full of dynamic adventures. Then it hit me, I love conversation and...

Listen Up: This silent treasure helps you relax.

I confess. I’m guilty of talking too much sometimes and wish I didn’t have an opinion on just about everything. But it’s hard. Hearing about someone’s experience often triggers a memory of my own… and I’m dying to jump in with the “me too.” But then it’s...

Help Someone Going Thru Loss – 6/10

It’s easy to get swept away by a little sunshine if you live in the Pacific Northwest; it’s so gray and wet much of the time. The sun is an obvious mood lifter under normal circumstances, but I was reminded recently that grief doesn’t care about the...