“Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.” - James Arthur Baldwin
If your parents left behind things you don't really need in your daily life, why not put them to good use? You can sell those items on craigslist, ebay or if it's funky enough, even etsy! Put money from the sales in a special envelope. You can write something on it like "love mom and dad" or just leave it blank. Maybe even draw a big heart on it!
Christmas time can feel overwhelming... buying presents for everyone you know, decorating, holiday plans... None of it is the same if you've lost your mom, your dad, or both of them. It seems like so many memories are wrapped up in Christmas (or Hanukkah), how could you possibly enjoy it?
Many of us are familiar with Ida Straus, wife of Isidor Straus, the co-owner of the famous Macy’s department stores. If you are not familiar with their names, you are surely familiar with their enduring love story. Ida was the … Continue reading →