Welcome to Life Matters.

Human life is the source of deep suffering and gorgeous hope. ~Henry James Slack 

We each have unique stories of suffering and hope (and lots of in-between stuff, too.) Sharing those stories is a form of therapy that encourages self-discovery, healing, and (occasionally) pee-in-your-pants laughter. Moreover, understanding the moral of the story is often life-changing.

I wanted to reflect on my 50+ years of experience to understand myself better. It's incredible what we learn about ourselves when we really look hard. Hence, Life Matters was born.

Nobody lives a perfect life. Knowing who we truly are and why leads to acceptance of our personal stories without shame or guilt. It engenders forgiveness and growth. I hope you're encouraged to do the same and reap those rewards.

Some of the topics in this weekly newsletter: 

  • Life after Menopause

  • Relationships

  • Codependency

  • Starting over

  • Opinion/Current Events 

And Me?

  • My pen name is Ms. Writer. I plan to share intimate details of my life and those of others; therefore, I (and they) will remain anonymous. 

  • I enjoy writing, reading, traveling, and (amateur) photography with an iPhone.

  • I'm involved with animal advocacy, protecting the environment, and preserving American Democracy. 

  • Likes: Wine, cake, and anything cake-like (i.e., doughnuts.)

  • Dislikes: Diets, hair in the sink, and closed-minded people.

I hope you'll join us!

Ms. Writer

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Writing about things in life that matter.


Ms. Writer

Female, Writer, Older, Wiser.