Facing the holidays alone after losing a spouse can be difficult and challenging. Some people may feel the need to avoid them altogether, while others may need the company of friends and family. Whatever the choice may be, the holidays have to take a back seat as the emotional processing of a life-altering event takes center stage. This is the story of a woman dealing with loss and being alone during the holidays as she tries to cope with the loss of her husband.
How to make the perfect glass of lemonade every time.
By my mid-forties, I had given up on love. With a long history of bad relationships, I concluded love wasn’t in the cards for me. Having decided to remain single, I broke up with my latest beau, sold my apartment, bought a house in another state, and moved on. I loved my new home and […]
There I sat, my hands folded in my lap, feet side by side on the floor, looking straight ahead at an empty wall. The anger I felt inside could not be detected on my face, or so I hoped. Silently, I prayed the phone would ring or that my boss, Jim Pearson, would hurry up […]
Here at Lightposts we’ve tried every Blueberry Muffin recipe we could find. They all left us underwhelmed. Some were too sweet, others too tart. Some muffins were too cakey, others too oily. Some didn’t have enough blueberries, and others…. Well, you get the idea. So, we started with the basics and through trial and error, […]
Janice wasn’t sure if leaving an alcoholic husband was the right thing to do or not. It meant a lot of changes, some good, and some bad. Reaching her new goal in life wasn’t easy and it required a lot of hard work. Over time, she put the negatives behind her and focused only on the positive. This is her story.
Like so many other people at this time of the year, we at Lightposts are all trying to lose weight. But the foods we love most tend to be either high in fat, sugar, and/or salt. Soups can make a great low-cal meal but they are very high in salt. And for those of us […]
Paul had always wanted to be an artist, but his parents had other plans for his life. He struggled for years trying to please his parents, denying his art and the man he was born to be.
Toasted or warmed corn muffins with melted butter on top with a hot cup of coffee is a wonderful way to start any morning. This recipe is simple, delicious, and salt-free.