Author Archives: Translating Grief

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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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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When an old man dies…

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From the archives: Top 10 Ways to Memorialize Someone on a Holiday

On ‘ordinary’ days it’s easy to wear the public mask on the outside and pretend all is well on the inside. But there’s something different about gatherings, especially on a holiday. The loss seems larger, more present, more painful. It … Continue reading

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This Thanksgiving…

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Learning to swim….and surf….

Or surf… Grief does come in waves.  Often they are powerful and overwhelming and you can see them coming.  Sometimes they come out of nowhere and surprise you or knock you to your knees where you stand.  There is no … Continue reading

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