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The Lesson Learned From Someone Else’s Loss

The voice inside my head starts talking loudly every time I drive to the gym.  It says things like, “I hate exercising inside on such a nice day.  What’s the point when all it seems to do is make me … 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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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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“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 II

This is the second post in a two-part series about my family’s first experience with hospice.  November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month… My mom and I make plans for cocktail hour in Aunt Jean’s “new” room, inviting two of Jean’s closest … Continue reading

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