17 Apr What Am I Searching For?

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Living With Grief & Healing The Search Is On I was at a PRIDE foster parent training a few weeks ago and the lead facilitator mentioned a child going from room to room and searching, crying uncontrollably, for a few days after being placed in her new foster home.  My heart broke for this child. […]

07 Dec It’s Time To Make Your Holiday Plan

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]