mother-daughter relationship

Hope on Four Legs

Cheryl Terrace by Cheryl Terrace | April 18th, 2012 | 3 Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: aging, fire, golden doodle, goldendoodle, HOPE, inspiration, mother-daughter relationship, Relationships, rescue dog, tragedy

My mom’s house burned to the ground a little over a year ago. She lost everything … but it was a hidden blessing. Since my dad died a few years ago, my brother, sister and I had been trying to get Mom to move to a smaller house in a less-isolated community. She would not budge, saying, “Everything I know is here: my home, my neighbors, my life.” The fire, though tragic, took care of that.

Learning to Be Me

Leslie Garrett by Leslie Garrett | January 25th, 2010 | 1 Comment
topic: Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: being yourself, death, grief, mother-daughter relationship, pleasing others, Relationships, self-realization, The Virtuous Consumer, transformation


The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are. —Joseph Campbell
Just be yourself. —Mom

Advice like this always baffled me. Who was I being if not myself? After all, what choice did I have? All the good personalities – Joan of Arc, Jane Austen, Wonder Woman – were already gone. I was stuck being me, like it or not.