“Happy” New Year?

To be honest, I haven’t been a fan of celebrating or even acknowledging New Year’s Eve for the longest time.  In fact, I did my best to avoid it!

 December 31st is a day when many people will go out and celebrate bringing in the New Year! And others are just trying to get through the day, feeling like there is nothing to look forward to.

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A Holiday is a Holiday is a Holiday

It all started when I spent one Fourth of July holiday alone. I remember thinking; “I’m sure everyone had great plans for today.” I imagined they were at cook outs, parades, firework displays, pools – anywhere that included other people and fun. But, when I spoke with my friend the next day, it turned out she didn’t have any plans either. We each assumed the other had plans.

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3 Misconceptions About Grief

I was having a conversation with a friend the other day that was experiencing a loss on the heels of the one-year anniversary of losing her mother. In talking with her I was reminded of the misconceptions  about grief many experience when going through the grieving process

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Grief, StuckMichele Woodall
Learning to Take Action

I don’t think of myself as having a lot to say. I am a listener. I am a reader. I am not a writer.

Yet, I find myself awakened at 2 am with this overwhelming feeling to write. If you struggle with writing like I do, then you may understand how  this went down. At first I laid in bed discussing this in my head. Really? Can it wait until the morning? If I get up, I will have to get out of bed, turn the light on, and then I will not be able to go back to sleep. I will be awake for the day. And it will be a long one.

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Action, StuckMichele Woodall
Right Here, Right Now

Did you ever hear something that you can’t get out of your head? Maybe it is the words to a song; it may not even be a song that you like. But once you’ve heard it, the words kept playing over and over like a record that had a scratch in it. It was stuck. And that was me. I was stuck.

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Getting StartedMichele Woodall