Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Communities of Fun

List the “tribes,” the communities to which you belong that feel unfailingly emotionally safe, supportive, and fun.  It’s not fair to list the names of groups that SHOULD be supportive … Continue reading

June 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cheerleading for Personal Growth: No Thanks Required!

Recently, I had the lovely surprise of hearing from students I taught some forty years ago.  Yes, forty.  They were in high school then, filled with humor and love and … Continue reading

March 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

QUESTION: What is it like to have a “teen” grandchild; is it difficult or is it fun?

Gramma’s Answer: Having a teen grandchild is fun.  The teenage years are times when young people start to explore and discover who they are, what’s different or the same between them and … Continue reading

February 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

True Love—The Greatest Valentine

The greatest Valentine’s Day gift is pure love itself.  We use love to frame and enrich the blows and joys of living.  Romantic love can mature into a multi-faceted relationship … Continue reading

February 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Embracing Living

When I was a little girl, I used to stand with my toes on our lot line (I wasn’t allowed to leave the yard) to chat with the neighbor who … Continue reading

January 3, 2015 · 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

Love Thy Neighbors as They Love You

Long ago when my husband and I were about to purchase our first house, we worried that we might spend all our money to live beside people who would ultimately … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · Leave a comment
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