18 DecFired 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 FebAdoption 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 DecIt’s Time To Make Your Holiday Plan

05 DecDon’t Boss Me Around!

25 NovEmotional 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 NovAnniversary 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 OctThis 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 JulWriting 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 MayMoving! 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 MarHow Could I Forget That My Husband Donald Was Dead?

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