Caring For A Mom With Alzheimer’s

Not long ago, I was helping a friend behind-the-scenes at an event, and one of the featured guests had Alzheimer’s. We were expecting her to show up at a certain time for hair and makeup when we received a call from her husband. She had jumped out of the car they were in, and he ...

SURVIVING THE LOSS OF YOUR MOTHER

He’s struggling. It’s evident by his Facebook posts. Sometimes the sadness oozes from the page like tar. Heavy, black and thick. In those moments you’re overcome with sadness too because losing a mother is that thing that we all know is going to happen, but we choose not to think about. Or we simply deny. ...

WHAT’S UP WITH ALL THIS SUICIDE?

It’s been a few days since Robin Williams’ death and it’s got you thinking about suicide. Just a few months ago it was Philip Seymour Hoffman. And before that it was Mick Jagger’s girlfriend, designer L’Wren Scott. It’s always a shocker. Why would someone do something like that, especially when they’re so successful? Was it ...

A LIBRARY THAT BURNS…REMEMBERING MAYA ANGELOU

I just heard that my favorite library has burned. When I got the news I wanted to cry, "Why this library and not another? This library, though old and frail, had so much more to give. Just recently it was set to be given yet another award for its incredible contribution to the world. I ...