Loss of Friends: Moments of Lonely

I don’t want to move anymore! The patience it takes for that whole process has “left the building!” I keep reminding myself that the upside to settling in a new town is the opportunity to explore and to meet new people but, darn, I miss my old people! The loss I’ve...

V-Day a Great Reminder – 2/10

Media hype insists we couple. This overblown emphasis makes those of us without  loving relationships to celebrate feel extra lonely as the sea of red hearts start to close in this week. I have a single friend who told me recently that it was the worst day of the...

Valentine Your Children – 2/09

It’s great to have a designated time to celebrate our love for one another, but the emphasis on romantic love this Sat. is only a fraction of the story. Don’t forget to let your children, grandchildren, mom&dad, and close friends know how much they mean to you....

Holidays Are Lonely For Some – 12/08

It’s a paradox but true: helping others helps YOU. The satisfaction of making someone else’s life better, plus that time off your own worries feels fabulous. “Friends and family” is a familiar phrase. All those scenes of friends clinking and laughing together. All...

Valentine Day Pick-Me-UP – 2/08

Valentine’s Day. I’m always torn between ignoring it and going whole hog. On the one hand I appreciate having a designated time to celebrate our love for one another. In a busy life it’s easy to start taking each other for granted. This year my husband surprised me by...

Neighbors Help in Crises – Nov. ’06

The landscape is littered with nature’s fury. A poetic ending to a whale of a wind that swept through my part of the world this week. As the power outage dragged on, it was heartening to have neighbors that are ready to help no matter what. We had a stove that worked,...

Valentine Day for Singles – Feb. ’06

Valentine’s Day. I’m always torn between ignoring it and going whole hog. On the one hand I appreciate having a designated time to celebrate our love for one another. On the other, what about those who are alone, without a loving relationship or friendship to...

Thanksgiving Orphans – Nov. ’05

With media focus on THE family dinner and the grocery store frenzy of getting ready for THE crowd, it’s hard not to feel lonely when none of that applies to you. When my own children left home and moved out of state, I suddenly felt left out of all that I was supposed...