About Me

Looking for the Light is a Health and Lifestyle blog started in 2005 under the name Defining Memories. I spent my early years blogging about my grandparent’s death, sharing the grieving process and caregiving tips. I openly talked about being sexually assaulted, growing up in house of domestic violence, alcoholism, emotional, physical and sexual abuse. I went thru the grieving process of losing my father to suicide in 1992. When it comes to baggage, I have it multiples.
In 2014 I needed a new direction, there wasn’t light at the end of my tunnel as they say, I went to look for it and hoped to share my life lessons with others who may not be in the same place and Looking for the Light was born.
Today I’m a happy, mostly healthy, pretty adjusted woman who is working hard to lift others up.
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Looking for the Light

A portion of my post are dedicated to subjects of Chronic Illnesses, for which I have a few. Lyme Disease, an Immune Deficiency Disorder, Fibromyalgia and Bipolar Disorder. I call myself an armchair advocate, by that I try to educate and share what I know and learn thru my blog not thru a charity or an agency. Due to my ongoing health issues I’m not able to volunteer at this time.
I have a wide range of interest from Travel, World History, Ancestry, Education for Children, Global Warming, Animal Abuse, Reading, Writing and Photography.
I would love to hear from you. You can leave your thoughts in the comment section below.
So glad you took the time to read my About Me page, I’ve updated it on 9/14/22.


  1. Thank you for your beautiful and inspirational words. My blog too tries to seek “the light” in an often difficult world. I have written several short stories about my Irish born mother who was a unique inspiration and loved by all who knew her. As my Irish aunt says “if you are not laughing you are crying.” I love the title of your blog as I work part time as a Psych Tech and at every turn try to get our patients to hold on to even a glimmer of hope. Your thoughts become your life it is often said. And, if they cannot find the strength I always loved the quote “If you cannot look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark…”

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  2. Hi M, I hope you’re well…
    I am deeply inspired by your experiences. Sometimes I feel overburdened by the sad moments in my life, but then I think of everything you’ve been through, and I tell myself, whatever’s bugging me is nothing really. You’re a hero in so many ways. I hope everyone who stops by your beautiful blog feels inspired by you like I am. Thank you for all the encouragement you give me.
    I send you so much love.
    May the coming year be one that’s full of God’s abundant blessings, on you and all your loved ones.
    Happy New Year 2022!

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words, my friend. It seems like yesterday when we first spoke yet it was years ago. You were a young woman about to go off to uni and start to become a woman. You’ve accomplished so much despite the obstacles in your daily life. Our lives are not that different, just different challenges, all of which make us who we are. Better than the situation we come from and we have control of where we go from here. So happy to see your life unfolding and I know when the time is right God will put the right man in your life. It doesn’t mean it will be the forever man, just a great man for the right time. When the right one comes along, you’ll know. Don’t push it, that doesn’t pay and hurts everyone involved. God is watching over you and will guide you in the right direction, just keep listening. Hugs.

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