Category Archives: growth

Falling Back To The Earth

“Who leaves the pine-tree, leaves his friend, unnerves his strength, invites his end.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson  “How beautiful the leaves grow old.  How full of light and color are their last days.”  John Burroughs When a tree is diseased or … Continue reading

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Grieving on Throwback Thursday

I try to see the glass half-full and think of myself as a positive person, but I have to admit, I HATE Throwback Thursday! Not being able to completely figure out why I have such an aversion to the seemingly … Continue reading

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Lichen and Loss – What’s the Connection?

Playing the game Table Topics with friends, we went around the circle answering a select question.   “What would you like to do for a job that might surprise all of your friends?”  One of the men in our group answered, “I’d … Continue reading

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In A Sea of Grief, Kindness Became My Life Jacket

I was honored to be approached by The Kindness Blog to write an article about the ways in which kindness has affected my life…this is the story I submitted. He didn’t kiss me goodbye in the morning, believing that it … Continue reading

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There is a Season Called Grief

There is no television. The radio is off, the birds congregating near the shoreline the only chatter we hear. Civilization seems distant from our cabin in the woods as my husband and I break from technology, escape becomes synonymous with … Continue reading

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Entering Into Grief – A Leap of Faith

I am ten years old; my knobby knees shaking as I stand upon the high diving board getting ready to jump as the last test of my abilities.  After six weeks of swimming lessons, they think I am ready for … Continue reading

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Lazy Days and Losing the Right Things

Washing on Monday, writing on Wednesday – I don’t make a predetermined schedule for my week, as some of my friends do.  I like being organized; however, and crossing things off of my “to do” list, but I have really lost that ability this … Continue reading

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