My Sister, Pam

© Heather Summerhayes Cariou Her hands were larger than mine; her heart too, for that matter. She was twenty-two months younger than I, but her life was shorter. She was my sister, Pam. Her long, bony fingers were clubbed at the tips, with splayed, purple-tinged nails that suggested the lack of oxygen in her blood. Her palms were...

read more

My Sister, Pam

Her hands were larger than mine; her heart too, for that matter. She was twenty-two months younger than I, but her life was shorter. She was my sister, Pam. Her long, bony fingers were clubbed at the tips, with splayed, purple-tinged nails that suggested the lack of oxygen in her blood. Her palms were salty. She had “Sixty-five...

read more

Make Doubt Your Friend

Feeling insecure and suddenly doubting your abilities? You’re not alone. When faced with a new challenge that asks us to step out or our familiar comfort zones, most of us fall back into old behaviors that are less than productive. The root cause of our insecurities is most always FEAR.

read more

Facing Fear

Here’s Something To Feel Good About Today! “Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.” ~ Bill Cosby When I am really afraid of something, I tend to procrastinate. I tell myself I’ll get to it tomorrow, or confront it later. I tell my husband, “I’m just not ready yet,” he tells me “you’re...

read more

Despite The Fear

Here’s Something To Feel Good About Today… We sat close to each other in the booth as we shared our Chinese food. My dear friend is going through a major transition, and desperately wants to end her long term marriage. She admits she has been unhappy for most of that time and after years of counseling and recent anti depression...

read more

Heat Wave

Marlene’s Mid-Life Diary It’s really hot today, record breaking heat for this time of year. Too hot to walk outside, I’ll wait til later and swim in the pool. I’m taking the day to work on going over the skills I learned in Adobe In Design, to create a story page layout for the book. Truth is I’m feeling the heat both...

read more

It's Quick! It's Easy! It's FREE!

Registering for The HandPrints Network is easy, just fill out the quick form and you will instantly be able to take part in our community. This includes the ability to rate stories, comment on stories and participate in our brand new forums. Once you are registered, you can update your profile with a custom avatar, bio information and even link to your website.