Monthly Archives: September 2014

September 29

Everything Does NOT Happen For a Reason

“Everything happens for a reason.” Bullshit. “It was all part of the plan. His plan. God’s plan.” Bullshit. I know. It’s what people say. They just want to help, to make you feel better, to make it easier, to try to justify…injustice. “Only the good die young.” Truth. “Gone too soon.” Truth. “Life is short.” […]

September 25

I, Matter

Come here, just for a few minutes – I have something I’d like to share with you. Perchance it’s not anything new. I would hazard a guess that you already know most (if not all) of this, given the time to sit and actually think it through. I’d like you to take that time now. […]

self worth challenge September 23

Baby, Look At You: The Challenge

Yesterday, I wrote a post about self worth and how we are our own worst critics. The responses really weighed on me and I felt as though I ‘opened a can of worms’ as it was so aptly put by one of my fellow Sisterwives. I know we are a group that writes on the […]

self worth September 22

Baby, Look At Me (and tell me what you see)

Self-worth (noun): the sense of one’s own value or worth as a person; self-esteem; self-respect. Self-judgment. We are taught, or at least advised, not to judge others. So, then, why do we judge ourselves? As humans we make mistakes and, in a case of negative self-worth, we don’t shrug it off and carry on; judgment […]

September 18

The Hardest Breakup

It was one sentence. One sentence in an email that was the iceberg to our Titanic. Following that, it was one defensive, disastrous email after another, a few uncomfortable phone calls, and a single mailed letter. Then just like that – after four years of Hard Core Best Friends – it was just over. Over. I replayed those […]

September 15

Anchors Away

Perspective is a difficult thing. If we’re tethered to a particular perspective by emotions, it’s almost impossible to see things with an unbiased eye. We can perhaps empathize, yes, but sometimes our own perspective, our own experiences, can anchor us to a skewed perspective. If we are anchored, we are not fully free. I was once caught in such a perspective. A skewed one, […]

September 11

My Special Needs Son Made Me Beautiful

Kristi is one of my very favourite writers to read (if that makes sense). I stumbled across her blog, quite by accident, and very rapidly found myself hooked; on her words, on her thoughts, on the way she constructed her sentences, and above all, on the way she is absolutely *determined* to make the world […]

September 09

Capable

Meet Kerry. She writes over at Transcending CP, and I asked her to write for Sisterwives because she has SO MUCH to teach. Since I found her blog via a mutual friend, I’ve been hooked. She writes incredibly well, in such a gentle way that even the difficult things are somehow rendered palatable – nay, […]

September 04

I AM HALF MAN

I am introducing this blogger because he has been part of my world since I started blogging over two years ago.  His blog is all about him so it would be impossible to follow him and not feel like you know everything about what makes him tick.  He is a father to some amazing girls […]