Category Archives: Memorializing

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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“I don’t know how to scream on paper.” ~ Steve Fugate

As I was scrolling through Facebook today, I came upon this fellow’s site.  When I read his “my story” section, the above quote jumped out at me.  It occurs to me that as I recommend journaling to my clients, I … Continue reading

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One example of memorializing a loved one….

Family’s Grandpa Passes Away On Christmas But Leaves a Special Gift For Them Hidden In the Closet The holidays became bittersweet for the family of Imgur user jallen2k10 when his wife’s grandfather passed away on Christmas at the age of 81. Jallen2k10 explains … Continue reading

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Top 10 Ways to Memorialize Someone on a Holiday…

Originally posted on Translating Grief:
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,…

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Are you a living legacy?

My husband came home from his weekend with his parents carrying a couple of boxes and a small bag of treasures.  My in-laws have apparently been cleaning things out and we are happily the recipients of their finds.  In one … Continue reading

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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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Grief in Action…

Today’s post is a departure from my usual offerings. At the Wellness Fair yesterday, I met a remarkable grandmother. (I would name her, but I don’t remember and I didn’t see it anywhere on the website. If you know it, … Continue reading

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