Month: December 2017

Acceptance, Faith, Intimacy, J Catherine ghoneim Whitney, Mindful Parenting, Self-Love

BIRTHDAY MIRACLES

In spite of the tension that defines our relationship, my ex and I co-hosted a beautiful day and evening for our older son’s birthday.  MIRACLES: Our precious TRUSTED OTHERS were available and PRESENT for this day.  In addition to Will’s sweet friends and their families, my best friend of 40 years, who knows everything of …

Acceptance, Faith, Intimacy, J Catherine ghoneim Whitney, Mindful Parenting, Self-Love, Trauma

What You Believe In, Becomes Your Reality, Your Life

Last night I was awakened by overly vivid and engaging dreams with my female progenitor and her other offspring;  at my mother’s funeral.  And my mother was both alive and dead, like physically attending the ceremony as one of her own mourners.  She stood by my sister who approached to hug me, crying, still dressed …

Acceptance, Faith, Intimacy, J Catherine ghoneim Whitney, Mindful Parenting, Musings, Self-Love, Trauma

It’s That Time of Year

Shit. Shit. Shit. It is that time of year in which I relive the feelings of fear and anxiety that for me, have defined special and family occasions. It was beyond painful not getting to believe in God or Santa or the Easter bunny, not having fun or meaningful traditions with my mother and family. …