Author Archives: Translating Grief

Upcoming presentations…

I’m so pleased to share that I’ll be doing a 30-minute presentation at the Folt’s Home, 104 N. Washington Street, Herkimer, NY at 1 pm on Wednesday, July 13.  This presentation will be a brief overview of grief and “normal” … Continue reading

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The stages of grief (a few more than five)

Originally posted on Retro Girl & the Chemo Kid:
I don’t believe in those five stages of grief. There are plenty of other theories around. This isn’t one of them. Go to work like a zombie. Cry on the way…

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Freedom isn’t free…

This is a photo I grabbed off the internet of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, more commonly known as Punch Bowl Crater.  We visited there on a family trip in 2004 following my son’s college graduation and it … Continue reading

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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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