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5 Reason Why I Take My Children to Funerals

In the last year, it seems I have been doing more writing for memorial services than blogging or working.  That’s what it has felt like anyway.  It’s been a challenging year to say the least.

First, it was the passing of my childhood best friend’s father, someone I had grown to know as part of my own family.

Ashes Release Prayer Poem

As the wind picks up your ashes

And they fly throughout the air

Grief As A Tree

Every year, as the anniversary of my daughter's death approaches, something in my body knows.  
I become forgetful, day-dreamy, sedentary and self-focused.  I feel a need to nurture myself, to take it easy.  Some years, I have felt a need to honor the day.

A Letter From Heaven

Now that I am in Heaven, I know that life for you there just isn’t the same. I want you to know that I hear you say how much you miss me and love me every day. Yes, I still hear you. I love you so much too.

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.

Action Memorials Link You with Your Loved One

A lot has happened since my daughter died in 2007 from the injuries she received in a car crash. Every day, when I awaken in the morning, I feel her absence and try to accommodate to it. Creating Action Memorials is one accommodation and it has helped us recover from grief. This has been a slow, rewarding process.

May You Feel Your Loved Ones At Your Side From Heaven

  There are so many beautiful people in this world.  Each person is here on Earth for the Growth of their Spirit or Soul.  Sometimes, when grief strikes through the physical loss of a loved one, it is hard to remember the beauty within ourselves as well as the beauty that surrounds u

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.

Explaining Jewish Mourning Traditions & Rituals

When a member of your community passes away, it’s a difficult but important time to be present. Judaism is one of the many faith traditions that has rituals designed to bring people together as support for mourners who need time to grieve.

HOLIDAYS - Navigating the Emotional Minefield

When we’re missing someone, we tend to bump into them everywhere. Especially during the holidays.

This season surfaces our losses and flings them in our faces. It's hard, and can be painful and confusing.


“I Miss Everything!”

“What do I miss?” Andrea asked. “Everything! I miss everything. Everything reminds me of Aaron.”

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