Hope and healing for the hurt
only you can feel.
I believe we experience events that may define our lives.

I believe our future depends on how we respond to the memory of those events.

I believe we can choose how we respond.



by Susan Rigney on 07/10/18

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

Maya Angelou

Everyday Choices

by Susan Rigney on 11/10/16

Will you choose to focus on the positive and contribute to the solution?

Or will you choose to focus on the negative and complain about the problem?

Forgiveness is a choice

by Susan Rigney on 06/23/16

Forgiveness is the choice to see people as they are now. By bringing the past into the present, we create a future just like the past. By letting the past go, we make room for miracles.

Marianne Williamson

Personal Growth

by Susan Rigney on 03/21/16

The process of personal growth is not always easy. We must first face our own ugliness. We often must become painfully aware of the unworkability of a pattern before we are willing to give it up. It often seems that our lives get worse rather than better when we begin to work deeply on ourselves.

Marianne Williamson

Processing Grief

by Susan Rigney on 10/05/15

How should I move forward knowing that someone I cared about was hurting enough to take his own life? I do not know why he felt this was the only way. I had not seen him recently. Was there something I could have done to prevent the determination he had to end his pain? I will never know his reasons.

The memories of the time when he was in my life seem just as real as yesterday. I remember him with all the love and devotion I could have for my First Crush. The time spent daydreaming about our happily ever after was not wasted. I have cherished those memories long after it became clear the reality of our life paths were taking different directions.

I do not know the man he became and yet I grieve for his lost life. I grieve for the boy I knew all those years ago. I remember him each year on his birthday, May 23, to celebrate his life. He will live on in my heart and always be a part of me. I hope that now he has found peace.

Susan Rigney, MA
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (MFC 47547)
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC 556)
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