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Open Mind Friday

What are your thoughts on the above quote?  Is there truth to it?  Can there be beauty in pain?  “Beauty from ashes”?  What has your experience been?

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Mother’s Day for those of us with crappy mothers…

    My mother threw me out of her house when I was 15.  It was the week after Mother’s Day and just after she married her live-in boyfriend without telling me.  I’ll spare you the details of the actual … Continue reading

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The Saga of Changing the Facebook Page…

Oh man.  I thought it would be easy breezy to just change the privacy setting on my existing Facebook page from public to a closed group.  Nope.  After searching and searching and searching for the answer, I found it, as … Continue reading

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Changing the Facebook page…

I’m so encouraged by the response I received from my most recent post.  Sooooo many emails and a couple of public responses.  I thank all of you for your kind words.  It meant a lot to me to hear, not … Continue reading

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A personally tough winter…

This past winter has been one of the toughest for me personally for a couple of reasons. One is health related and one is house related.  I’ll start with the latter… In December of last year, we had a flood … Continue reading

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Bereavement Support Group in Rome, NY

“Learning to Interpret Your Personal Grief Journey” This comprehensive, 6 week bereavement support group is for any adult who is grieving as a result of the death of a loved one. Rome Memorial Hospital 1500 N. James Street Room 201 … Continue reading

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Bereavement Support Group in Rome, NY

“Learning to Interpret Your Personal Grief Journey” A comprehensive 6 week bereavement support group for any adult who has experienced the death of someone they love. Begins:  Thursday, February 4, 2016 3:00 – 4:30 pm Ava Dorfman Senior Center 305 … Continue reading

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Merry? Not so much…

We are firmly in the midst of the holiday season.  Decorations are up for Thanksgiving and Christmas already (!).  Most retail commercials are featuring Santa and Christmas music.  Everywhere you look, everything you do is a reminder.  I thought I … Continue reading

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Hanukkah Greetings…

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