Give Peace a Chance

Posted by in Finding Happiness | 1 comment

I wrote Olive Branches Don’t Grow On Trees after a failed attempt at making peace in my own family.  Writing this book wasn’t only cathartic and therapeutic, but it gave me an opportunity to vicariously experience Silvia’s

Read more

In This World of Sameness

Posted by in Finding Happiness | 0 comments

This is a line from my forthcoming novel and the third novel featuring the Greco family–“The Bird that Sang in Color.” It’s told from the point of view of the family matriarch, Donna and is the story of her transformation

Read more

So She Could See the Color Plue

Posted by in Short Stories | 1 comment

following story fits in perfectly with my current series on happiness as it’s about the power of being able to see the beauty that’s all around us. Being able to really notice, see and feel beauty is a vital part of our well-being

Read more

A New Way To Live

Posted by in Finding Happiness | 0 comments

It was difficult to come up with a blog post about finding happiness in such difficult times. My husband and I both lost our jobs this week but I consider us fortunate to have our health. In Italy, people grieve in isolation; our most vulnerable

Read more

Be Happy!

Posted by in Finding Happiness | 0 comments

My mom died when I was fifteen. It was sudden and tragic. No time for goodbyes or any of that last-minute stuff. We were bonded together like shoe strings tied or fingers crossed so the thought of going on without her was really tough. The

Read more