- It’s always easier to blame someone or something else for whatever went wrong.
- Blaming solves nothing.
- Most of the shit we worry about doesn’t really matter.
- Love, love and more love. That’s where it’s at, folks.
- When in doubt, start asking questions.
- Why do we wait until it’s almost too late before we realize what’s really important?
- After the adrenaline rush of a crisis wears off, don’t be surprised if you fall into despair.
- Sometimes, a little denial isn’t a bad thing. Sometimes it’s the only way we can make it through.
- During times of crisis, not sleeping makes sense. Until the next crisis hits and we don’t have any reserves to handle it.
- Thank God for friends.
- If used correctly, crappy magazines and TV are a wonderful way to recharge/briefly escape.
- Never underestimate how much a child understands.
- Never underestimate the healing power of a child’s get-well card.
- How did I ever doubt my husband? Ken’s a rock star. Always is and always has been, and I can’t thank him enough for everything he does for me and my family, each and every day.
- There’s definitely something to be said for the power of prayer.
- Nurses are the most amazing people in the world. ICU nurses kick some serious ass.
- Acceptance is a powerful thing, and accepting someone in their entirety (both good and bad) may just be one of the most generous gifts we can ever give another human being.
- Why the hell do we take so much for granted?
- I am one blessed motherfucker.
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- The Root of Our Troubles–and What We Can Do About it April 2, 2013
- The Sex-Starved Marriage (and How to Fix it) August 16, 2014
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