Loss

Mar 16 2016

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Ella Steinbeck,

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Acceptance, Depression, Family, Loss

HE LOVES ME HE LOVES ME NOT

HE LOVES ME HE LOVES ME NOT

My Dad wasn’t great at paying child support (he resented the $280 a month). I wound up spending most of my life trying to prove to my Dad that I was worth the money. My father had a MSW and made a very comfortable living. He drove new cars and built two brand new houses. My mother and I drove used cars, wore clothes from the thrift store and counted our pennies. In some ways I am still trying to… Read More

Apr 27 2015

Tracey Jackson

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Loss, Right Action, Suffering

HELP END THE SUFFERING

HELP END THE SUFFERING

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. ― John Bunyan The horrendous tragedy that has befallen Tibet has left the country a shambles. People are homeless, without food and water and many have lost their families and friends. There are no more loving, kind hearted people than the Tibetans. Life has not been easy for them and yet they always smile and love. It is the land of peace and love.… Read More

Feb 26 2015

Tracey Jackson

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Courage, Death, Devotion, Faith, Hanging In There, Hope, Loss

MIRACLE ON 34TH ST.

MIRACLE ON 34TH ST.

  This is a story of the amazing things that can happen when pure love and unfaltering belief join hands. Several years ago I was fortunate enough to come in contact with an amazing young woman called Alice Pyne. Some of you might have heard of Alice. She was a force of nature and a good works who through the malevolent hands of fate was diagnosed with cancer at the age of eleven. But true to Alice’s nature she did… Read More

Aug 18 2014

Paul Williams

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Addictions, Death, Depression, Loss

THE LAST LAUGH

THE LAST LAUGH

  When I heard that Robin Williams had died by his own hand I thought of a favorite song.  Don McLean’s beautiful Vincent has a line that has haunted me for years.   “And on that starry, starry night, when no hope was left in sight, you took your life as lovers often do I could have told you Vincent,  this world was never meant for one as beautiful as you.”   It makes me want to cry.  It always… Read More

Aug 14 2014

Tracey Jackson

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Addictions, Emotions, Fear, Loss

SOMETIMES  DEMONS HAVE THE LOUDEST VOICES

SOMETIMES  DEMONS HAVE THE LOUDEST VOICES

  I didn’t know Robin Williams. I met him a few times. “How do you do?” No eye contact. He politely turned away. He was not a one on one person; that is well documented. He was most comfortable in front of a crowd, where he could unleash his demons. There they became his friends and retreated from the enemy camp. He could fearlessly bring them out to play where he/they would delight the world.  And he was a fearless performer. Fearless. But… Read More

Aug 12 2014

Tracey Jackson

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Loss, Pain

TOO SAD

TOO SAD

  Yesterday’s small dedication to the tragic death of the  great Robin Williams has already garnered comments. Paul and I are both in shock.  We have been saying all day, we need to put something up. We both need to address this.  We run a recovery site, people will want to hear from us. The truth is we have not had time to collect our thoughts.  Paul is staying at my house in Long Island for two days so we… Read More