Nature Is My Constant

Flipping though a journal of self reflection, I came across a page asking what do I value most in life? Sounds easy, right? I am struggling to answer this question. Often we answer this question how we ‘think’ we are supposed to answer, what we think other people want to hear. Or what we think…

Therapy Dog

Scruffy has never met a stranger. He has become an important part of our family. He has a gift, he adopts people wherever he goes. He has never met a stranger. He has become the official mascot of the Roanoke chapter of the Southern Cruisers Riding Club. Scruffy logged about 400 miles at the national…

Ringing In A New Year

This is the time of year when I start reflecting, sort of a year in review. 2019 marks year two, time lived ‘after’ the death of our son. I am healing, the bad days are becoming farther apart, and happier memories are beginning to creep into my thoughts more and more. ‘Finding Beauty Wherever I…

Tree Lighting

For as long as I can remember, putting up the Christmas tree was an event, an event to be cherished. Holiday music, special hors d’oeuvres for dinner, baking cookies and leaving a few out for Santa. The tree from my childhood was a real one, cut down from my grandfathers garden, and tied to the…

One Year Later

Today marks one year for our blog. Help us celebrate, read through the post and give us a like and share. October 17, 2017 was the worst day of my life, a day I knew would eventually come, but one I never wanted to see. My worst nightmare come true. My only son committed suicide,…

Adventures of a Little White Dog

Let’s make ScruffyAKAVerne go viral. Please share this post and be sure to follow his story! My name is Scruffy AKA Verne. I am a mischief maker, a therapist and a traveling dog. I am no fru-fruey dog. I play rough and tumble, don’t care if I get dirty, chomp and tear up all my…

Summer Solstice

Immerse Yourself In Summer! Click Through And Enjoy! We sure are in the dog days of summer where the humidity is almost unbearable. The days have been getting longer and longer, it’s hard to imagine that with the arrival of the Summer Solstice they are actually getting shorter. If we could turn the volume down…

Learning To Listen

WARNING: Emotional Post! Missed last week’s blog? Never miss a thing, sign up here for weekly blog post updates. Unsubscribe anytime. Don’t forget to ‘like’ my Facebook page and follow me on Instagram. It’s funny sitting in a crowded airport terminal and watching all the people completely absorbed in their cell phones. Do people talk…