Tina, and her husband Bob, who is now a believer in creating a Last Gift Box guide for their children, are on a mission to convince others to do the same.  It is A Present to Those Who Follow (Them) Me!

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January 6, 2020

Happy Three Kings Day!  The day the gifts arrived.

Think about your gift of words.  In 2020, let's have those difficult conversations with our children and our parents.  


December 31, 2019

What propels me as I enter the New Year? 

2019 is a year I wish to leave.  I learned a great deal this year.  I can survive medical challenges to those I love.   I can support others as they face life challenges and are fearful.  I can speak of the pain of losing people...

November 5, 2019


"There is no use trying: one can't believe impossible things."


"I daresay you haven't had much practice.  When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day.  Why sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfaast...

November 1, 2019

I am paying tribute to our 6 friends who died in 6 months when we were all in our 40's.  We all have a story to share.  We all have wondered why me when difficult situations arise.  We want answers and a safety net.

I support you on this quest because I've bee...

October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween and enjoy the day of fantasy. What was your favorite costume? My mom made me a scarecrow costume when I was in first grade - out of crape paper. It was magnificent ! Hat to shoe decorations. And by the time I got home from trick or treating I was in tat...

October 28, 2019

I’m back - again.

It has been over a year since my husband began his journey through surgery camp.  He has had 6 surgeries since Sept., 2018, each with a long recovery time.  He is recovering from the last one that took place in September.  And he drove for the first ti...

September 11, 2019

Our life at the moment is not necessarily what we both envisioned when we said “for better or worse” those many years ago, but it is the reality of our days today.

With Bob’s next medical procedure scheduled for Sept. 17 (doctors schedule then tell you to show up even i...

August 20, 2019

Morning Insights

August 15, 2019

I went downstairs to get my cup of coffee and head back to our study to meditate and write, in quiet.

I noticed a few ants by the dink.  Opened the cupboard- infested under the kitchen sink where our compost container sits.  So much for ca...

August 17, 2019

I took a chance and sent The Last Gift Box to Maria Shriver, Ellen DeGeneris, Oprah Winfrey.  All three of these women have discussed death in their writings or on their shows.  I thought they would be interested in another take on death - make a plan for yourself and...

July 29, 2019

Fear stops us.  Fear is a powerful emotion.  Remember Charlie Brown and the Red Headed Girl?  He could never speak to her.  Fear of rejection.  In high school I do know every kid faces fear of humiliation, rejection, awkwardness, shyness, being different, feeling diffe...

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