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Am I "cheating" on my grief when I dance with joy?

Dear friends,

I WILL ROAM

I cry myself to sleep

Behind closed doors I weep

But I make it day by day

God you have showed me the way

I feel the pain, hurt & sorrow

Because of You, I live for tomorrow

Reaching The Summit In Our Grief Journeys: Teachings From Bald Mountain

Trying Something New 

What Do You Miss Most?

I received a call from a young reporter this week. She wanted to write a piece about Grief: A Mama’s Unwanted Journey for one of our local newspapers.  I anticipated a few of her questions … Why did you write the book? How long ago did your son die?

LOSS, LOVE, HOPE, and HEALING

Three knocks at the front door wake me. Two emergency responders greet me with news that my twin daughter is dead. She is 16 years old, me, just 40. An odd clarity washes over me...

MOVING THROUGH THE GRIEF OF LOSING A CHILD

I was a woman like many others; focused on my five children and family, living a quiet life on Bainbridge Island in the state of Washington. And then, in August 2004, our lives changed. That night, eight teenagers piled into an SUV and took a midnight joyride. My 16-year-old twin daughter, Sarah, was killed.

 

Turning Wounds Into Wisdom

When I was 13 years old, in 1970, my whole world fell apart. My mother and two younger sisters were killed in an Air Canada plane crash.

All 109 people on board were killed that day.

My mother’s name was Rita. She was 39.  My sister’s names were Carla and Wendy. They were 11 and 8.

"Eat, Pray, Love," Choosing Happiness Over Suffering, and Life Coaching

Do you remember when Julia Roberts, as the character Elizabeth Gilbert in the book/film “Eat, Pray, Love” said “I’m choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am.

Mother's Day Prep Part 1: Got Guilt?

Are you feeling guilty? Do you feel like you did or didn't do something while your mom was here with you? Learn how to honor your mom this Mother's Day.

Twinkle of Hope

My son, Greg, age 13, died by suicide on September 19, 2005.

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