Day: October 4, 2017


Seek the beauty that is almost always right in front of us.


Enjoy a #bestday. Hope you’re left breathless today. (image credit: Jessica Duke)

Every day offers us many opportunities and even despite the craziness of the day,  you engaged in conversation — to share what was on your mind in a beautiful way — even when many of the words you wanted to say couldn’t be found.  We talked about the changing color in the leaves and Fall and shared a few memories of days long gone.

The smiles said it all.  We were both “breathless” as we remembered with great fondness.


big feelings…


It’s okay to have big feelings… we deal with them
makes a big difference in the outcome.

It’s been a while since we’ve experienced a major anxiety attack.  I’m very grateful.  For in those moments, it’s very apparent that the “trigger” brings some strong feelings/emotions to the surface that aren’t usually seen during our “regular” days.

Yesterday, we saw Mom struggle with some pretty strong emotions for a brief spell.  When this happens, she experiences tremors and these were strong.

We’ve been working on how to handle those moments of  overwhelm.  Before I had time to react, I saw her stop in her footsteps; she took a deep breath, slowly exhaled and repeated the process two more times.  The Parkinson-like tremors she had been experiencing were gone.  I observed the smile that spread across her face as she recognized she had made it through with amazing success!

For many, this would be an easy process.  This is a relatively new practice for her — but she’s learning it and it’s taken hold.  I’m in awe!  She’s pretty dang AWESOME!  Major anxiety attack averted.