Category Archives: Healing

Mountain Top Moments

“Sometimes just looking up and out brings the gift of healing.” Continue reading

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A Swing Away From Caregiving

A warm breeze travels through the canyons, carrying the scent of lavender as it brushes my cheek.  My bare toes touch the deck’s surface sending the canopied swing into motion. Taking a four-hour airplane ride, an hour-long bus ride and … Continue reading

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Back To My Grief As I Drive On

I have just dropped my husband Jeff off at the Harley Davidson dealer so that he could free our Road King from its inactive winter storage.  Traveling back home in the right lane of a two-lane road, the red light … Continue reading

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My Story Ends With a Four-Letter Word, Does Yours?

HOPE.  It’s the word that draws me in, the one that makes me click the Twitter link on National Grief and Hope Convention.  I have attended presentations on loss and grief locally and investigated options throughout the country, but there … Continue reading

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In the Name of God – How Faith Communities Can Support the Bereaved

The words of his story stick in his throat as Roger tries to swallow his emotions.  His wife Elaine has died four months ago; the fresh pain being unleashed as he finds a willing listener in me. Elaine had been … Continue reading

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What Makes Your Grief Bubble Up?

“My grief bubbles up at the most random times,” she says as we find ourselves talking about our losses during our coincidental meeting in the YMCA locker room. Days later I think of her words when my eyes fill with … Continue reading

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Hang on to HOPE – The Sun is Shining Somewhere

I am grieving the lack of sun and terribly depressed. My fingers are numb and I can’t feel the rest, even though my body is fully dressed.  Those around me stay cheerful and recite the lines that the sun is … Continue reading

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