Thirty five

Today’s post is a special edition post that both Jay and I are sending out, because not only is today our thirty fifth wedding anniversary it’s also the start of National Suicide Prevention Week 2019 and we want to lend our voice and our families experience to the critical need to talk about mental/emotional health…

Saudade and Vilomah: May 25, 2019

Saudade*/Vilomah* May 25, 2019 *Saudade – a deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for an absent someone or something that one loves. Moreover, it often carries a repressed knowledge that the object of longing might never return. It brings sad and happy feelings together: sadness for missing and happiness for experiencing the…

Birthday Delay

Mare B is seventeen today and I wanted to acknowledge her birthday. However, pouring rain plus my own off the rails emotions today are delaying her birthday celebrating until tomorrow. May is Mental Health Awareness month. I hope to promote not only suicide awareness but emotional wellness/mental health issues as well when appropriate through Mara…

Semicolon Day

Mara B and I rode in support of World Semicolon Day 2019 this afternoon. If you’re not familiar with Project Semicolon it is an international movement to raise awareness about mental health and suicide prevention. We hope you will learn more and share what you learn about Project Semicolon with those you are close to….

Meeting Mark Kelly

Mara B is home with her paddock pals Holly, Spice and Puma. Not only am I a proponent of equine therapy, I also support efforts to reduce gun violence. Today I had the unplanned opportunity to meet Mark Kelly, husband of Gabby Giffords, who with Gabby formed the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence….