Tag Archives: death

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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A Loss Worth Celebrating

Jeff and I meet in June 1990 and grief is the topic of our first conversation.  Both of us are young when our spouses die tragically and suddenly, leaving us with young children and changing our worlds forever. You can … Continue reading

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Death Times Two

Mary watches her mother’s body and mind be ravaged by Multiple Sclerosis, the agonizing decision to move her mom to a local nursing home, breaks Mary’s heart. I adjust to the physical and mental changes that occur after my mother’s … Continue reading

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Mother Earth Eases My Grief

I have always loved nature. Our only family vacations took place in a little town in northeastern, Wisconsin where my great-aunt and uncle own a cabin.  I was still in diapers when I started going there in the 60’s. Not much of … Continue reading

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Resurrection Robins

It is cold in the house this morning as I leave the comfort of my warm bed and enter the ceramic shower stall. Despite the chill and the fact that I once again don two layers of clothing on April … Continue reading

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