Let Go - and Heal!

Especially while grieving, it can be hard to let go of things we feel attached to. However, learning to release can be freeing, and healing.

Finding Answers While Grieving

Sometimes during bereavement and grief the answers to our questions are closer than we think.

Drenched - and Happy!

Sometimes the things we try to avoid the most are what can bring a new perspective and refresh us.

"Just Push This Button . . ." (Grief Recovery Made Simple)

The "SUBS" - and Grief

Emotions can be unpredictable during grief - and that's okay!

Authentic Happiness

It IS possible to be happy - in spite of your circumstances!

Memorial Day and Grief

Ideas to bring peace to this Memorial Day

Seize the Moment

It is easy to be preoccupied with worries about work and the future, but if we are to have close relationships, we need to learn to control our thoughts and be focused in our relationships.

"You Don't Know Me..."

Providing support and help for recent widows.

Find Joy Today!

Did you know that you can find joy in any situation?

“Do men gather grapes of thorns…?”

The thought occurred to me that we can’t harvest grapes from a thorn bush. Figs aren’t found on thistle weed. Sometimes we do things, and expect results that cannot come from those things.

Valentines Day - and grief

I lost my husband in 2006, and since that time I’ve had so many different feelings as Valentines Day has come and gone. I’ve heard from others what they do to make it through the day, and I thought I’d share two ideas:

7 Essentials for Healing After Tragedy

7 Essentials for Healing After Tragedy - When I was in Dallas last month for a book signing at Moon’s Bookstore, I met so many wonderful people, and each one had his or her own incredible story. I came away with an assurance that people truly are, like Helen Keller said, “…born with an incurable capacity for making the best of things.”

Just Let Me Cry

Just Let Me Cry - I just returned from watching the new movie “Midway to Heaven” with my son. It is about a widower, his college-aged daughter, and the task they both have to move on with life after the death of his wife. The widower is struggling – and at one point he sits down to watch a DVD of videos taken of his family before his wife passed away.

The Darkroom

In the basement of the home I grew up in, my dad built a darkroom. That term may not mean anything to people now – in this age of digital cameras, a darkroom is completely unnecessary. But back then, to have photographs, the film from the camera had to be developed – and that had to happen in a place where there was no light.
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