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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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Grief with Wings

My son Matt is thirteen months old when he takes his first airplane flight. His father Chris and I are heading to Arizona to spend time with my sisters and their families and to introduce Matt to his extended family. … Continue reading

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Who Am I?

My heart is heavy. Trying to catch my breath I feel so unsteady. Concentration is a thing of the past along with patience and my inborn sass. I look in the mirror and I can’t see, the woman I knew as … Continue reading

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Has Grief Altered Your Family Tree?

Henry has every right to be embittered and negative about life.  He grows up quickly becoming the man of the house for his mother and five younger siblings after his father dies when Henry is seventeen. He is a medic … 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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To Thine Own Self Be True

November is National Family Caregiver Month – here is my reflection on my experience as a caregiver… Taking care of others starts early for me as my mother is chronically ill as I grow up.  My time spent playing with … Continue reading

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Disease of Secrets – Part Two

My last post (Disease of Secrets – Part One) I told you that my dad died from Tuberculosis.  His exposure to TB came at the age of two, when his mother died of the dreaded disease when she was 30 … Continue reading

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