Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Wrestling Unhappiness into Submission

What if happiness is the absence of unhappiness? What makes people unhappy? Disease? Pain? Sorrow? Need? Depression? How do you feel when you’re unhappy? Plenty of people have good reason … Continue reading

February 10, 2018 · 1 Comment

Do You Feel What I Feel?

We’re right smack in the midst of holidays that were meant to bring joy and peace, so how is that working for you? If you’re experiencing love and togetherness with … Continue reading

December 27, 2015 · 3 Comments

Feeling Nature

Moving out of the bubble of daily life sounds so easy.  Just look up and out.  But routines and everyday concerns crowd around us so tightly that soon our vision … Continue reading

October 17, 2015 · 4 Comments

From Author Sally Rose: “The New Young”

Recently, I was reading one of those articles that floats around on Facebook. It was called “7 surprising things that make you live longer.” That got my attention. I discovered that: 1. … Continue reading

June 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

Dog Deprivation

If you want to know what being a dog-friend means, ask someone who has lost hers. When you come home, you can expect to be welcomed. You can always find … Continue reading

April 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

Starting Fresh!

Except for the allergies (“Out, out dammed snot!”—my apologies to Shakespeare), we’re glad to see spring.  We think of spring as a time of rebirth, renewal, and fresh starts.  What … Continue reading

April 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Looking from the Inside of Your Eyeballs

Did you ever wonder what other people see when they look at you?  The only way you’ve ever seen yourself is in the two-dimensions of a mirror.  Yet everyone around … Continue reading

March 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

“More Better”

“What’s your most favorite thing?”  Try writing that to a properly trained English teacher and watch him roll his eyes.  I hated “superlatives” when I was in school—the problem of … Continue reading

January 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

An Imperfect Holiday Celebration

The annual movie White Christmas reflects an expectation many of us hold, namely, a holiday should be perfect.  For example, Christmas has to be white.  I remember crying when I … Continue reading

December 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Which Age is Good?

What if all women were required to wear size 10 clothing?  Some would be lost in folds of cloth.  Some would look like poorly stuffed sausages.  Some would have to … Continue reading

September 20, 2014 · 2 Comments
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