17 Oct The Most Valuable List

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The Most Valuable List What is it?  Normal Grief Responses. Everyone who has ever experienced a loss of any kind needs this list.  Death, divorce, job loss, empty nest…What a relief to know that what you are experiencing is normal for grief.  You are not alone! Check it out and share it with your friends. […]

05 Oct HOPE

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Hi Friends, Hang on to Hope!  Hope is born out of struggle.  And learning to live without your loved one is a time of great struggle.  No matter how far out from the death date that we get surges of grief are normal.  Refocus to hope. Hope is healing because hope is an activity of […]

12 Jan

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18 Dec Fired Up

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Fired Up! Some days I just wonder…  Let me back up and give you the backstory first.  One of my goals after moving to Fort Gratiot was to get to know as many people as possible.  I want to hear everyone’s life story and learn about their goals and dreams—and not just what they want […]

13 Feb Adoption Does Work: The Back Story

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Adoption Does Work: The Back Story The start of every adoption story is the story behind the story—the back story.   The back story of an adoption does not happen in a vacuum because it’s not one story.  It’s the combined life stories of the adoptive parent or parents and their families and each biological parent […]

07 Dec It’s Time To Make Your Holiday Plan

05 Dec Don’t Boss Me Around!

25 Nov Emotional Crash After Thanksgiving Day

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Experiencing An Emotional Crash After Thanksgiving Day? It’s the day after Thanksgiving.  Are you experiencing an emotional crash?  Just asking.  Why?  Because, not every one does, but many of us do.  You need to know that this too is normal for grieving and healing.  For instance, did you wake up feeling emotionally and physically exhausted […]

22 Nov Anniversary Of The Death: Emotional Kicker

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Anniversary Of The Death: Emotional Kicker This day was never a part of your life until the death of your loved one.  Now that it is, you may be wondering, Now What?  For starters, it’s helpful to understand what’s normal for the anniversary of the death.  Why?  So that you can navigate your healing journey […]

27 Oct This Journey Was Not My Choice

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      What happened?  You have moved from having a physical relationship with your loved one to one of memory.  It’s normal to think, “What happened to my loved one?”  “What is happening to me?” “What happens next?”  “How do I make the pain go away?”  “Will I ever feel Normal again?”  Yes, you […]