Everyone deserves happiness… even you.   As a woman the ability to talk candidly about love, hurt, fear and changing the course of the life you planned so that you can live again is important for the one life you have to live. Give yourself the same kind of love that you give freely to those you love.     

This memoir is about relationships and what happens with them when you are in them.  It reveals a very candid look at how, over time, I have treated myself and others and how others have treated me.

There are no secrets left imagined as the emotions expressed remind one that our relationship with each other as people is more important than anything else.

You may laugh, you may cry, you may think that what you read is about you.
I have news for you, it is…

The day I realized that I had become accustomed to receiving grapes as a way to ease the loss of who I used to be, was a come to Jesus moment for me.

I had to ask myself what happened to that humorous person who loved to sing and dance, and always made time for play with friends and relatives. Where was that person, who smiled with delight when walking in the rain on a warm summer day? That woman had super powers.

That day I decided that I no longer would settle for grapes. That day my super powers began to return. Today, I am happier than I have been in a long time.

With every page, I dare to share the candid experiences in the journey of my heart and my life. Even the ones that made me face why or how I could settle for a grape as an acceptable exchange for love.

I can now smile as I tell you that my giving up grapes was extremely expensive… ask my lawyer.


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Words of Poetry


Words in Song



My Food for Thought Quotes




“Being a seasoned woman can be a wonderful thing.”






“The experience of age yields the wisdom of the ages.”





Lemons are one of my favorite fruits. I love them…especially the soft skinned variety.  This bitter fruit is tasty as is, but when you add a little sugar and some water you create something deliciously sweet and refreshing.That is what our lives should be, refreshing. We must take the bitter and do what we must to make it sweet, and refreshing.





“My son thinks I am a great woman who has gotten past a dark time in my life and he is loving to see his mom going after and succeeding in new adventures”




More about the woman behind this work of love…

Regina Gale, a Poet, Speaker, Columnist and Entrepreneur unveils and works through vulnerabilities in the relationships that mean the most to a seasoned woman. 

She currently serves as the Director of Communications for the Friends of North Carolina Public Library. Regina Gale also writes a monthly newspaper column called “Dancing Through Life By Regina Gale.” Regina has a MBA and worked in the Pharmaceutical Industry for over 20 years.

After years of enjoying life and fulfilling the dreams and expectations of others, Regina Gale realized that time was knocking on her door and telling her that it was now her turn. Regina Gale made many changes in her and is now committed to using all the gifts she was born with and strives to share them with others.