Category Archives: Grief

Grief is a lot like…menopause?!

  Bear with me now….Grief has been compared to so many things — waves, storms, shipwrecks, ping pong balls — but I’ve never heard it connected to menopause.  My brain just does funny things when I’m watching someone have a … 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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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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Do You…

The attached photo was taken over the summer on a rainy, chilly day.  It was just so cozy and something compelled me to take the picture.  You may notice the Christmas lights I still have hanging.  When the Christmas season … Continue reading

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Grief is like a shipwreck….

Brilliant analogy. Read the whole article here.

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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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