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Catch a glimpse of the magic of the Visionary Explorers Group through the personal stories of Lisa C. of Raleigh, NC and Liz Morales of Long Island, NY.  Experiences shared and questions considered by the group frequently involve contact or communication with loved ones who have passed.  During our May 2016 meeting each mother spoke of healing experiences she had had...



"I trip. I bump into walls. I'm an old athlete and pride myself of my physique and coordination. Suddenly I feel like a clumsy oaf," Barbara said.

Barbara's son Thomas was an intelligent,...


Thanksgiving Dinner

Home for the holiday from New Orleans,
with Mother and Father at the tiny
drop leaf, brown rosewood, mahogany
table with the gold, grinning claw feet;
Father, choler- red-in the-face, short-

"I know it's my fault. Now I'm being punished. I can't make this right. What can I do?" Melissa choked through her tears.

Melissa's son Carter was her third child. He came out...


Cousins. Aunts. Uncles. Grandparents. Friends. Friends of the Family.



I’ve known loss.  If you are reading this, chances are you have too.





Grief and I are well acquainted—too well acquainted. In 2007 four family members died in succession—my elder daughter, mother of my twin grandchildren, my father-in-law, the family patriarch, my brother and only sibling, and the twin’s father. These experiences changed the focus of my health writing to grief recovery writing. Researching books and articles taught me about the many types of...





When we are young, we celebrate Mother’s Day in honor of our mother’s and grandmother’s. Life is easy, no cares, no worries and no responsibilities

We become adults and have our own children

Mother’s Day is then a day to honor us

We celebrate with our children

It is a day full of joy...


One thing I’ve learned over the course of the last 15 months…Nothing is as it seems. The innocence of the reality I once knew has forever been shattered and overshadowed by the shock of the certainty of our...


I miss you so much and can't believe your gone
Left me here to carry on
Move forward in life
Always be a good wife
Always do what's best for us
Cause that's what people do
Dad, you taught me that too
In the end, people do what's best for them
If your lucky like me you have that one true best friend
She has your back and know who you are


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