Pyunkang Yul’s ATO Suncream

Ever since Purito’s Green Level Sunblock was removed from the shelves, I found myself forced to part with my trusted sunblock.  I’d like to discuss my latest love, Pyunkang Yul’s ATO Suncream with 45 SPF. Pyunkang Yul’s ATO Suncream promises 45 SPF protection, which is gentle to the skin using a physical barrier for protection… Continue reading Pyunkang Yul’s ATO Suncream

Becoming Herself

God made her to be her And so, she chose to be Full of love and questions Born a thinker who questioned voraciously


Denial, anger, depression, bargaining, acceptance, yes, these are the stages of grief. “Where are you Shelley Collins in your stages of grief?” I remember clearly being asked that question by a well meaning therapist within three months of my first husband’s death. Having no idea what was even on the grief cycle anymore, even as… Continue reading Integration

Not Me

I never thought it could happen to me. I am an avid sunblock wearer. I wear it in the car, every day, everywhere. It’s such a habit, I have put it on just to go out for a walk in the late afternoon, as the sun is going down. But, yesterday, my dermatologist and my… Continue reading Not Me


These words came to me this morning. Growing up Presbyterian, one often finds themselves faced with the word, “predestination.” This occurrence I often find rather short of any understanding of what growing up Presbyterian, in that reformed “liberal” church, which has made me who I am today was truly about for me. But, this morning… Continue reading Predestination


Feeling so much better, and I am excited to share this experience. A weight has been lifted from my soul. Hope and joy flood my heart and what has drug me downward is no longer even in my thoughts without a quick dismissal. Better. What a joy to be better! Facing an illness of any… Continue reading BETTER