Alkalize Your Heart

Does your esophagus feel like a sky on fire like the picture above? At the first sign of heart burn, which you can usually sense the moment you eat or drink something that is high in acid, oily or fried, you can neutralize the burn before it even begins. Or after it begins. Either way,…

The Final Road Trip

A year ago, my family and I spent our very last road trip together as a complete 4 person unit. My Mom’s lifelong dream was to venture out to California and bask in the beauty and strength of the big, red Sequoia trees. Her dream came true last June when my Dad’s company flew them out to…

Blow Out The Candles, Make A Wish

Monday, May 2nd 2016 I never wanted to say goodbye to my Mom. It has hit me tonight that this will be my 1st birthday without the woman who gave me that day. One of many firsts that my Mom will not be a part of. The 1st birthday I won’t be receiving a call…

Not the Vapors!

The sun is shining, the temperature is in the high 60’s, and a refreshing breeze carrying the sounds of chirping birds envelopes me. It’s Moving Day. A day that was dreamed up nearly 6 years ago and here it is. I had planned to migrate south to South Carolina from New Jersey after college to escape…

Lost Duckling

My heart is broken in a million ways, You left this world yet I must stay. I feel alone, abandoned, and lost above all, No longer having a Mom to pick up the phone and call.   Swimming in this cold, vast pond, Shouting Where Are You? Why Did You Leave Me Behind? Forever severing…

You Are My Sunshine

Valentine’s day. A day singles have come to dread, and possibly couples too. Lucky for me, my best friend’s birthday is Valentine’s day so I am happy to celebrate his day instead. This year, I was visiting an Aunt and cousins I did not know growing up because of family squabbling. Due to a near…

Frown Lines or Life Lines?

Ever notice someone with deep “frown” lines? Perhaps a stranger, a family member or even yourself. I used to assume those lines belonged to very angry individuals or those who never smile. Until the day I noticed my own. At first I did not pay much mind thinking maybe I slept weird on my face…