Personal Journeys with Gramma

Life adventures, inspiration and insight; shared in articles, advice, personal chats and pictures.

Invisible Heroes: Are You One?

In times of disaster, we glimpse the heroic acts of people we never knew were out there—ordinary women and men who wanted to help. But those people don’t magically appear … Continue reading

November 10, 2018 · 3 Comments

Judged by Skills and Talent Alone

The premise of the NBC-TV reality hit THE VOICE is the worthiness of the contestants to be included in the competition is determined solely on the quality of their singing. … Continue reading

October 6, 2018 · 3 Comments

I Know How You Feel: The Life of an Empath

You enter a room and immediately sense the mood of the group within. If it’s a party gone bad, you’re already wondering how you can remove yourself. If it’s a … Continue reading

May 20, 2017 · 2 Comments

Anybody Need a Hug? Receiving Help with Grace

Strength is being able to handle single-handedly whatever comes along.  WHAT?  NO!  Actually, I would’ve agreed for many years of my life—the reason many years of my life were stained … Continue reading

March 20, 2016 · 5 Comments

Love Ain’t Easy

“Love” is a very popular word—especially around this time of year.  We sign cards with it, send emojis to express it, and include it in songs.  We know we all … Continue reading

December 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

Taping the Empathy Switch ON

“How can anyone be so cruel?”  Do you ever ask yourself that question when you see people who were once close resorting to meanness and violence?  In nasty divorces, where … Continue reading

November 14, 2015 · 4 Comments

The Birds and the Bees?

Do you remember when you first learned the details of male/female sex?  Do you remember what you were thinking as you tried to picture what was being described?  I do, … Continue reading

August 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

Last night as my husband and I watched the unflinching film WINTER’S BONE with Jennifer Lawrence, I couldn’t help thinking how little we know about one another as we shoulder … Continue reading

May 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

You Go, Girls!

Last evening—after the elections—PBS presented a program called “Makers.”  Women in politics were the focus.  What I didn’t know was that the women of Congress periodically ignore party lines to … Continue reading

November 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Being Whole and Fulfilled

Recently, I watched a TV segment of Dr. Oz about a young man who was born with almost no limbs—one foot, three stumps of various lengths.  The audience stood to … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment
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