About Me

GerryCF5Hi, welcome and thanks for stopping by my blog.

I was born the week of Pearl Harbor and I am a great grandmother, a retired therapist (MSW) an ordained non-denominational minister, a professional writer and voiceover artist, a gluten-free vegetarian – and I have had fibromyalgia since I was 58 and some days I achieve greater remission from its symptoms than others.

I suffered from deep clinical depression for most of my life before I was hospitalized in my early 50’s, because of strong urge to commit suicide, and I have since been in gradual recovery.  I believe happiness is a choice, but some of us require some intensive education as to the tools that support a happy life and support in using them. These tools include forgiveness, acceptance, gratitude, compassion, agape-love, self-love, self-responsibility, amends, boundaries, laughter, patience, positive expectancy. While my spiritual growth has supported my recovery, I do believe the tools of recovery can be used by anyone who chooses to live a happy life.

I enjoy a quality of life today and a happiness I could never have dreamed of in earlier years.

I choose (most days) to live and write with an open, loving heart. And a smile.  (Thank you, Thay.) The days where that is not true is where my work lies, as Ram Dass says.   That does not mean I have anything at all figured out, except that the The Love and Peace of God expressing through my open heart is my GPS system – and that when I use the tools of recovery I am blessed with a happy life…

My Intention:  I write to share the love and challenges and wisdom gained over my many years on the planet, and those of my current journey, in the hopes someone besides me also benefits.

But I am a writer, so sometimes I write for just the sheer joy of writing.  I write because writing is my craft and I write to know what I think.  The words flowing from my fingertips seem to come from another place than my everyday thoughts.  I even recall words I had forgotten I knew. My hope is that you, the reader, find enjoyment,  inspiration, solace, humor, or a new perspective from my words.  I hope you will join the conversation.  I would like to know you too.

Love and Blessings,


Contact: My email has a spam filter so I won’t know you contacted me – please leave a comment here or under another post if you want to chat off line.

15 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Dear friend, Thank you very much, I was really happy to have been following your blog. I’m still a lot to figure out, and here I can only say that you are an awesome blogger, full Inspiring and hope you can inspire more readers. Thanks and greetings compassion from Gede Prama 🙂


  2. I’m writing to let you know that I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I think your blog is very worthy of that recognition.

    I don’t know if you know about nominations/awards, etc. but it’s a way for bloggers to show their appreciation for other bloggers. It is also a way for other people to find out about your blog, and the blogs of people you may choose to nominate.

    You can get more information about your nomination and the Very Amazing Blogger Award process at http://livinglearningandlettinggo.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/thanks-for-the-very-inspiring-blogger-award/.


    • Aww, thank you very much Karuna, what a nice surprise. I feel most honored. I do happily accept your award. However, it will take me a while to fulfill the requirements and pass it on.There are some amazing blogs I have found, but if I nominate someone I want to be able to really describe what they are about. Plus, I have to visit all the other blogs you have nominated, since that’s part of the fun of it all, right? Thank you once again,


  3. Hi Gerry! I love this page on your blog, and I’m excited to read more. Thanks for the nice comments you left me, and for following my blog. And thank you for giving me the opportunity to check out yours, as well. 🙂


  4. Since I consider you to be a blogging sister of mine, I have nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!

    You can find the blog post where I nominated you at: https://livinglearningandlettinggo.wordpress.com/2015/01/25/thanks-for-the-sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award/

    The requirements for the award are simple:

    • Provide the link to the person who nominated you.
    • Add the reward logo.
    • Answer the five questions your nominator has asked.
    • Nominate five other bloggers and let them know via comments.
    • Ask your nominee five questions.

    You can see examples of all of that on my post.

    Participation in the award process, in any form, is of course totally up to you. My main goal is to let you know that I honor you and your blog and look forward to many years of relating with you in the blogging world!


  5. ❤️ So nice to revisit this now! ❤️ Especially during challenging times, I ask myself, “what would Gerry do /say /think?” Because I can count on you to frequently come up with fresh insights and always respond with LOVE!! ❤️ XOXO – M


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