The process of dealing with grief starts with talking about it. Whether the loss is accident, disease or suicide. Sharing grief is one way to process what has happened.Read More
Are you one of those daughters who always wanted to grow up to be like your mom? Email me, we need to talk!
While my mother had some awesome traits–the knack of laughing so hard she’d nearly stop breathing, the ability to make math look easy, the skill to create the flakiest pie crust–I never wanted to be her.
Older sister Jackie and I agree: Our problems in life are directly related to our parents and the way they brought us up. There was too much humor, fun, and good times — we thought that was reality. We’ve discovered that the world does not operate that way, but the lessons our folks taught us have served us well.Read More
“What a dad!” That’s what my siblings and I continue to say about our father—his passing hasn’t diminished the impact he has on our lives. Grief can be too encompassing, holding you in and keeping you in its darkness. Or grief can be a celebration of a person’s life, of the legacy they bequeathed you. Here’s a blog about what Dad meant to me. I hope it helps you get to know him, just a bit.Read More
Losing my mom to her battle with lung cancer brought a whole different dimension to facing the firsts without her–my birthday, Christmas, our parents’ anniversary, Mother’s Day and her birthday … and every one since.Read More
I love the Internet. I love email. The fact that I can say hello to five friends across the US, in Canada, in Europe and perhaps have only minutes go by before I hear back from them is a gift. I can let them know that I’m thinking of them right … now … when a phone call isn’t always possible. What blessing.Read More
We tried to do tour the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC years ago and went through part of the changing exhibit. By the time we were done, we were mentally and spiritually exhausted and couldn’t find the energy to use our timed tickets to walk the permanent section.Read More
A Year in the World, Frances Mayes
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