I will be taking a little time off from the blog because I am on the move again, mentally, physically, and emotionally. My youngest is close to graduating college and retirement is on the horizon. I need to find a new place to live and I’m weighing options whether to rent another apartment or buy a small bungalow. Life has an unpredictable agenda. It’s bewildering when there’s always something cropping up that interferes with my personal life, demands my time and attention, and prevents me from doing the activities and hobbies I love to do. It could be issues with a disabled family member, neglected business dealings with siblings, sickness or death of friends and family, unexpected travel, menopause, and other distractions and intrusions that cannot be put off any longer. I am not a spring chicken anymore, I can’t multi-task the way I used to, shift gears at a moment’s notice, or stay up all night trying to figure it out. That’s the reality and that’s life. Unfortunately, and with regret, something in my life has to give, temporarily.

As I navigate new issues and deal with the old ones left on the back burner, I will continue to use techniques I learned from my self-help books to accept what I need to do and do it; let go & let God; admit mistakes I make, maintain my health physically, mentally, and emotionally; communicate properly and listen; and share my experiences, time, talent and energy with empathy and encouragement, to lend a helping hand when needed. These are the six, self-care steps I chose for myself to use in my everyday life. These steps ensure I stay on the right track, walking in love-faith-peace-hope, as I move forward, toward healing, one step at a time.

I will go into greater detail later about the Six Steps. Below are quotes related to the steps.


  1. Acceptance doesn’t mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there’s got to be a way through it. Michael J. Fox 
  1. Let go and Let God does not mean being passive and expecting God to give you everything on a silver platter. You would still need to do what you can do and then trust God to do what only He can do. Alecia Peters 
  1. Admit your mistakes without beating yourself up. Iyanla Vanzant 
  1. Health is a state of complete mental, social and physical well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. World Health Organization 1948 
  1. Communication works for those who work at it. John Powell 
  1. Sharing our truths can provide the opportunity for great healing. Kristen Noel

It was painful writing my stories, but I learned a lot about myself, and it helped me get healthier. I’m glad I did it; it was a purge and therapeutic. I am on hiatus and looking forward to coming back soon.