Category Archives: Coping with Grief

Is it a couch day???

Today, where I live, it is pouring.  We all know how weather can effect mood, especially rainy, dark, dreary days.  Sometimes it just feels necessary to stay inside, stay in our yoga pants, and do nothing of significance.  You know, … Continue reading

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Still…?

Tell me if you’ve heard something like these:  “Are you STILL crying for that cat?”  “You STILL go to the cemetery every week?”  “You STILL have his clothes in the closets?”  “You STILL haven’t fill in the blank?” …. When someone uses … Continue reading

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Good day? Bad day? Trick question…

On my Facebook newsfeed this morning there was a quote that said “How to be happy.  Wake up every day and decide to be happy.”  Yikes.  If only it was that simple!  Now…I do believe that happiness is a choice … Continue reading

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A Promise…

Sounds depressing, doesn’t it?  What I mean by it is that, especially in the beginning, it feels like you will ALWAYS feel this way and can’t imagine spending the rest of your life in this kind of agony.  The promise … Continue reading

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5 Practical Things to Do When You’re Sick….and Grieving…

For the last 8 days I’ve been battling a sinus infection.  I’m feeling almost…ALMOST…normal (well, for me anyway).  I missed work most of last week and have a lot of catching up to do.  Being sick gave me a lot … Continue reading

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Profiles in Grief: Neil Peart…

Profiles in Grief is meant to be a series, over time, of individuals, both public and private, who are grieving.  Realistically, this could mean anyone.  We all grieve.  Not one of us gets through this life without loss of one … Continue reading

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Listen to life…

My grandparents lived at the corner of Brighton Beach Avenue and Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn.  There was a Chinese restaurant a couple of blocks down on Brighton Beach Avenue that we used to frequent. ( I’m told my first solid … Continue reading

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Grief and Joy…living side by side…

Every now and then an article or writing or blog post comes along that strikes me as powerfully profound….as does this one.  Living a life of gratitude and finding joy in the small moments is hard when you’re grieving.  Sometimes … Continue reading

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“When the House is Empty” by C. S. Lewis

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.  I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid.  The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the yawning.  I keep on swallowing. At other times … Continue reading

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A Moment of Revelation

Definition of revelation (n) Bing Dictionary rev·e·la·tion[ rèvvə láysh’n ] 1. information revealed: information that is newly disclosed, especially surprising, or valuable In the last five days, four different women have voiced the same experience using very similar words…three using … Continue reading

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