Category Archives: Coping with Grief

Dragon grieves…

During the school year, I babysit two days a week for my grandchildren (5, 3 and less than 1).  When the baby goes down for a nap it gives me and the older two an opportunity to spend some good … Continue reading

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Raw, authentic and beautifully written article….

Warning:  Adult language. Here’s a quote from the article.  Please take the time to read the whole thing.  Incredible description of real grief. “Hitting the ground is a repeated theme of the grieving process. On the whole, it’s choppy and … Continue reading

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7 Helpful Hints to Grieving a difficult parent….

Since before Mother’s Day I’ve been thinking about this topic because I grew up with a toxic mother.  When I was fifteen, she threw me out of the house and I went to live with my father and his wife. … Continue reading

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Changing Grief

Originally posted on Musings on a grief journey:
“Although I am physically alone, I am the man she lived with for forty-eight years and she is very much a part of the person I have become in that time.” Robert…

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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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