06 Dec Ideas To Combat Loneliness During The Holiday Season

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Extra Lonely Time Of Year   A holiday is an in your face reminder of how much has changed.  A holiday is a painful reminder of who is missing.  During the holiday season it is not unheard of to receive invitations to events because people feel sorry for us—or an invite that we usually receive […]

05 Dec Dealing With Grief: 5 Ways To Prevent A Holiday From Being Ruined

Yes! We Drive Each Other Nuts! Grieving family members, including children, tend to drive each other nuts because we each grieve differently and on our own personal healing time table.  Normal grief pain produces normal grief responses—and the grief responses that you experience may or may not be the same as other family members. Normal […]

07 Dec It’s Time To Make Your Holiday Plan

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 […]

12 Jul Writing For Healing? Does It Work?

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  Writing For Healing… Does It Work?  After the death of my first husband Donald I tried writing about my experience, including what I was feeling, because I was told it would be helpful and make me feel better.  However, I didn’t get that result.  It made me feel worse. Because of my experience I […]

18 May Moving! Moved! Pooped!

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Moving!  Moved! Pooped! In one of my last videos I shared that my house sold and that I was getting ready to move.  Well, I moved.  And I lived through it.  I forgot how much work is involved in moving because the last time I moved was in 1987. I also quickly discovered that this […]

09 Mar How Could I Forget That My Husband Donald Was Dead?

05 Mar Funny Story

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Funny Story I have been packing up my house this week because we are getting ready to move.  When I was going through boxes in the basement I found some of my daughter’s school papers from her junior high years.  As I was sorting through them a memory popped into my mind that I had […]

26 Feb Friendships? Are You Feeling Like You Don’t Fit In Anymore? Why? Now What?

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Friendships? Are you feeling like you don’t fit in anymore… Why? Now What? Talk about uncomfortable.  Not feeling like we fit in anywhere is very uncomfortable—and unsettling.   The question is not why would this happen but why wouldn’t this happen.  Let’s face it, one of the worst things that could ever happen has happened to […]