Category Archives: The Gifts of Grief

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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What are the words to your grief song?

I turn up the volume of the TV when Ellen DeGeneres announces that one of her favorite singers is going to perform on her show.  It is Joshua Radin and the song is, “Beautiful Day.” I focus all my attention on … 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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Busting Through Life and Death

Anne sits in the upholstered arm-chair in the front row of the visitation room at the local funeral home.  Waiting for the funeral service to begin, she stares at the casket where a cascading blanket of red roses and her … Continue reading

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Sacred Space – Grief Support For Caregivers

I place woven butterfly fabric in the center of the table, a pillar candle in the middle and my cracked stone heart off to the side.  This is what I call the Sacred Space – the place where we will … Continue reading

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Learning From The Lotus To Grow Through The Muck

I just began reading Becky Aikman’s book entitled, Saturday Night Widows:  The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives.  You can learn a little more about the premise of the book by watching the author. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fMeLlTMygc Looking back when I … Continue reading

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Friendships Are Worth The Grief

“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” Kahlil Gibran                                                                                                                  Jeff and I both love our homes, the neighborhood … Continue reading

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