How Great Thou Part

There’s nothing better than the rush which accompanies a brand new love affair. Except perhaps the effortless contentment which follows. When we sink into a relaxing love. However, sometimes we allow our relationships to shift from relaxed to lazy. When we should remain conscious of each other. Love needs to be a priority. Just because…

If it is possible for a child of divorce to feel lucky – I am that child. I would say I even felt privileged. There was absolutely no self-pity. And most of the pain simultaneously dried with the tears of a five-year-old girl bidding farewell to her dad.  I won’t lie. It was heartbreaking. Every child…

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I’m contributing pieces on Family Today and Medium. Follow me below. #WomanResurrected On Medium @ColleenOrme Follow me on Instagram @colleenorme  Facebook @Colleen Orme National Columnist #WomanResurrected E-mail: Colleen.Sheehy.Orme@gmail.com  

We pray for the incredibly brave and selfless essential workers. To the ones who stock our grocery stores, deliver our food, transport supplies, drive our buses, farm the land, man our factories, answer our 911 calls, protect our streets, fill our prescriptions, and care for our sick… These bible verses are for you.  The ones…

There are those who navigate divorce with relative ease. But for many, the end of a marriage is painful and overwhelming. It is a time filled with family, financial, and future worries. Even in the best of situations, it can be daunting. In the worst of situations, it can involve a spouse who is exercising…

We can’t let go of relationships for many reasons. These are people who once mattered to us. We want to believe we also mattered to them. Yet a breakup is proof at least one person cares less than the other. This is an excruciating reality and incredibly difficult to accept. There is nothing more painful…

Ineffective and poor communication can complicate even the greatest relationships. After the intoxicating infancy of love makes way for the mundane, connecting can be difficult. Our relationship choices stem from our past. We are initially drawn to individuals who are familiar to us in some manner. People who somehow resemble our family of origin. Hence,…

  I’m contributing pieces on Family Today and Medium. Follow me on social below. #WomanResurrected On Medium @ColleenOrme Follow me on Instagram @colleenorme  Facebook @Colleen Orme National Columnist #WomanResurrected E-mail: Colleen.Sheehy.Orme@gmail.com    

I’m contributing pieces on Family Today and Medium. Follow me on social below. #WomanResurrected On Medium @ColleenOrme Follow me on Instagram @colleenorme  Facebook @Colleen Orme National Columnist #WomanResurrected E-mail: Colleen.Sheehy.Orme@gmail.com    

Colleen Sheehy Orme
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Colleen Sheehy Orme

Born and raised in Northern Virginia outside of Washington, D.C., I often call myself a southern New Yorker, much to the dismay of my true New Yorker buddies. Born to my native Brooklyn parents, I have a love of all things city and all things country. I found myself in the town of Scranton, Pennsylvania, which prior to The Office, nary a soul could envision less you found yourself on the hills of Interstate 81. I was held up there while I pursued my B.S. in Business. I have two passions: Business marketing and writing. The two are not so terribly different. Why? Cultivating a brand is in essence the story and the connecting of the dots of a corporate entity. I write features for various magazines and newspapers and I am a national divorce columnist (what can I say things didn’t turn out quite the way I thought they would). I am also a former business columnist. For more than fifteen years, I spent my summers on the Jersey Shore in what I call my ‘out of state’ clothes once again magnetized to the northerners I find so familiar.
If I were to brand my writing, I would say I write of LOVE. That is the core from which I begin most stories. I find myself drawn to dig for the moments in the story that are the passion that drive the message. It may be the love of what originally started a business or an authentically motivated personal profile, or simply the love of a subject being investigated which compels me to write. My forever favorite form of writing is the human interest essay or what I call, “An Interview With Life.” The average day that is explored and somehow once again instills in us a joie de vivre…..a joy of life. These human moments are the Hope Virus that spreads amongst us and can’t help but propel us into better human beings with a larger sense of the world.

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