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Mountain Top Moments

“Sometimes just looking up and out brings the gift of healing.” 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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Wiggling Through the Darkness Cut in Two

Last week’s rainstorms put me in a gloomy mood, so I don my raincoat and vinyl boots and walk outside with my dog.  I have often told others to get outdoors, to seek nature as a way to heal, to … Continue reading

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Laughter and Tears – The Balancing Act of Grief

I begin the week, dressed in comfortable clothing sitting cross-legged on my thin, cobalt blue yoga mat.  Practicing this ancient art of postures and breathing techniques for many years, my body releases tension and my breath deepens as I close … Continue reading

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Blue Christmas

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness – on them light has shined. Isaiah 9:2 There have been many ways to enjoy the holiday season this year, … Continue reading

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What feeds you?

Two Wolves **I do not know the source of this story but have often used it in my support groups** One evening a Native American Elder told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside of people.  He said, … Continue reading

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The Indian Chief and his sons

I am not aware of the author of this story, but I believe it has relevance to those who have lost a loved one, there are many seasons to our grief… There was an Indian Chief who had four sons.  … Continue reading

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