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A Picture Paints A Thousand Words

I saw a Twitter post a few weeks ago about “Selfies” being taken at funerals and I have to admit I panicked thinking that people were somehow including the deceased in the picture. Thank goodness I was wrong – the … Continue reading

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Grieve and Now Go Back to Work

I am speaking to a group of marketing leaders in the Continuing Care Community on grief and what we can do to help those who have lost a loved one. It is amazing that the topic of loss, one that … Continue reading

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“In All Things Give Thanks”

Chris’ friends plow my long driveway after his death, fix the garbage disposal and replace the leaky faucet.   Baskets of ready-to-eat foods and snacks for both adults and kids brought to my home by a co-worker.  Platters of lunch meats, … Continue reading

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Living while dying – Part I

This is the first of a two-part story that I decided to write about a personal experience involving hospice since this is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month… This time it is lung cancer that has spread to lymph nodes … Continue reading

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Remembering Through Rituals and Traditions

Golden apple pie with sauce oozing through the lattice-topped crust; the cinnamon sugar  topping of pistachio nut bread crunching between my teeth; say the words Grandma Helen’s, and I become Pavlov’s dog as I recall her ritual of showing her … Continue reading

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Butterfly Signs

The more you unfold, the less you will unravel – Rabbi Irwin Kula Young love is so innocent; and yet, it too finds itself having to embrace the stark realities of a life of loss.  Shortly after Lori is engaged … Continue reading

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The Day The Deer Danced

“For the mountain man” was the message written on the floral bouquet sent to the funeral home for my husband’s memorial service. Reflective of the love he had for the outdoors, the arrangement that his friends chose to send contained … Continue reading

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