17 Feb Do You Want Some? Really? The Dumb Things People Say!

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Do You Want Some? Really? The Dumb Things People Say! People say dumb things to us sometimes when we are grieving.  The thing to keep in mind is that most of the time they think that they are being helpful.  On my YouTube video I told you I would share the worst thing that I […]

14 Feb Surviving Valentine’s Day Without My Valentine!

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Surviving Valentine’s Day Without My Valentine. Hi Friends, This will be a challenging day for many of you.  Particularly those of you who have experienced the death of your spouse or significant other– your Honey.  One helpful way to navigate today is to have a plan. And it’s not to late to come up with […]

06 Feb Anger? Could I be Angry And Not Know It?

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Anger? Could I Be Angry And Not Know It?   Anger is normal for grief.  However, everyone does not experience anger after a death.  Are you?  Could you be angry and not realize it? Take a minute and honestly gage your rage.  Are you stuffing your anger deep inside and running the risk of making yourself […]

30 Jan Just Get Over It? Where Is That Coming From?

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  Just Get Over It!  Where’s That Coming From? The culture we live in!  Somebody dies on a TV sitcom and everything is neatly wrapped up in under an hour.  The characters move on as if nothing happened.  Really? Even in reality TV (which is actually scripted) emotions explode or emotions are denied with no […]

23 Jan Now What? Death Day! Also Known As The Anniversary Of The Death

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  Now What?  Death Day! Also Known As The Anniversary Of The Death…  I referred to this day as “Death Day” the first few years after my husband Donald died.  Every year I take inventory—and every year I can’t believe that another year has gone by—and every year the days leading up to this day […]

16 Jan Feeling More Relief Than Grief?

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  Feeling more relief than grief?  Feeling more relief than grief is something that typically doesn’t get talked about much.  However, we need to talk about this because this too is normal for grieving and healing for some people.  Typically, this type of response occurs, with some level of emotional intensity, after witnessing your loved […]

10 Jan R.I.P. My Dear Friend!!

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R.I.P My Dear Friend!! On New Year’s Eve my friend and neighbor Cathy lost her battle with cancer and went home to Heaven.  I have to admit I have been asking God why a lot this week.  Her husband Eric and their young adult boys still need her… and me too.  Eric and my son […]

31 Oct Thinking This Sucks The Holidays Are Coming?

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Thinking This Sucks The Holidays Are Coming?  You are not alone!  We each grieve differently and on our own personal healing timetable.  Which means that not everyone feels like this sucks the holidays are coming—but a lot of people do! (I have been known, over the years, as one of the, difficult easy to get […]

27 Sep Why Does Grief Feel So Much Like Fear?

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Why Does Grief Feel So Much Like Fear?  I clearly remember the stress and fear that I felt the first few months following Donald’s death.  The furnace died and I had to buy a new one—I was grateful that I had the money, but very concerned that I was going to run out of money. […]

20 Sep She Said What?

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She Said What? Before I share She Said What? I have to tell you about what happened at The Wooden Spoon in downtown Brighton a few weeks ago.  While we were eating lunch I looked up and there was Melissa Gilbert and her husband Timothy Busfield and an unknown person.  And they seated them right […]