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Mountain Top Moments

“Sometimes just looking up and out brings the gift of healing.” Continue reading

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Forever Young – Grieving the Passage of Time

I see the picture of the three of us. Framed in silver, it sits on the marble-top console table that had been my grandmother’s. I mention the picture when it catches my eye as I sit in my mother’s living … Continue reading

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My Story Ends With a Four-Letter Word, Does Yours?

HOPE.  It’s the word that draws me in, the one that makes me click the Twitter link on National Grief and Hope Convention.  I have attended presentations on loss and grief locally and investigated options throughout the country, but there … 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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Ash to Ash, Dust to Dust

I have a dear friend who is a loving, generous women who is not affiliated with any religious community but whom I describe as a spiritual being.  Then again, all of us are comprised of a physical, emotional and spiritual … 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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The Grief That Stole Christmas

BA HUM BUG! That is what I say under my breath when people invite me to another holiday party.  That is what I feel baking my traditional cookies and putting up those old, familiar decorations.  I cry out when I … Continue reading

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