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10 Ways to Keep a Loved One's Memory Alive

Having lost 4 family members in just over 3 years, my world was turned upside down. I felt an ache in my heart and in my arms. I knew they were still in my heart but I needed something I could physically hold or actually see to comfort me. Although nothing brought them back or took away the pain, having some tangible reminders of them eased the pain.

 

Friendship (Poem)

Smooth flows, smooth flows, there’s no place for more foes

Searching for love in the wrong places, we propose to our roads

Share goals, share gold, that’s how deep the love goes

Every week we see ghosts, so many are fake close

Hatred switches sides like basketball teams, straight after half-time

Memory in Motion

MEMORY IN MOTION

 

 

For You Grandpa

What Can I say about a man so great

for all I saw and all I ate

katz's deli and momma Mia's too

this is one of the reasons 

why I love you

More than a grandpa, a father figure too

you taught me so much about life and what not to do

you fixed my mistakes as well as teaching me 

How to lose a battle , but win the war that's true

How to Handle (Good & Bad) Triggers

For me, it’s a Bryan Adams or Collective Soul song. The roar of a super-charged Mustang. A plate full of cheesy potatoes. Fall leaves. A blue suit. His name.

A Widow before a Bride: Celebrating our wedding day in Ireland

Healing with Memorial Bookmarks

Grief is a natural response to losing a loved one. Your emotional response is very personal and takes time.  Healing happens gradually; it can’t be forced or hurried.  What is important is that whatever your experience is, you need to be patient with yourself and allow your heart to follow the course that is best for you.

Jewish Guide to Shiva Practices and Helping Your Friend in Mourning

 

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About the Author

Lisa roamed across the globe teaching and working as a community organizer before arriving in San Francisco, a place she now calls home. She lives 22 blocks away from the Pacific Ocean and enjoys spending Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath, spending time with family and walking on the beach.

Talking Turkey: Loss and Grief at Thanksgiving

A woman and her dog found my secret beach on the river, struck up a conversation and told me her father had died in July.  She dreaded Thanksgiving.

Finding Comfort in a Pillow

July 17th and I’m standing in a room where exactly 2 weeks ago, my fiancé, Chase, had opened his beautiful

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