Tag Archives: grief and loss

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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When an old man dies…

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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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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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It’s a long, long journey….

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Grief is…

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Overcoming the Winter Blues…

Here in the Northeastern United States it is a balmy 7 degrees Fahrenheit.  While there is a beautiful blue sky, it is not the kind of day one wishes to venture outside unless absolutely necessary.  For a griever, it often … Continue reading

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