I woke up the other day and grabbed my cell phone as I always do. I have a habit of checking to make sure I don’t have any bad news from the mainland. Those of you who are parents may know that even if your kids are grown, you always … Read the rest
Everyone will be forced to grieve at some point in time. If you are lucky it won’t happen until you are old enough to understand it. I had a grandparent die when I was young and I had no clue what was going on. In elementary school, a neighbor ended … Read the rest
You feel off.
It could be a virus or infection. Persistent headaches, fever, unexplained aches, and bruises are some of the signs you should see your doctor. Don’t try to self-diagnose. Don’t Google it. Get to the doctor.
Simple right? Well, so many people ignore these symptoms and when finally … Read the rest
The inevitable happened yesterday. My beautiful fur baby crossed over the rainbow bridge. Through sheer love and determination plus the aid of Chinese herb medicine and a few rounds of chemotherapy she gave us joy for two and a half bonus months. Maile Izzy Baby Lulu Enebrad Geller was like … Read the rest
The holidays are stressful enough but when you add in grief it becomes a whole new challenge. This is a repeat post but one that has helped previously. Here are some things to think about as we approach the holidays.
1) Remember that your loved one wants you to be … Read the rest
I am in the midst of moving from a leased house to a newly purchased one. All of the boxes we didn’t go through for the past several years while waiting to buy are now being tackled one at a time. Ugh. Many have revealed items that trigger memories. Some … Read the rest
Grief never leaves you – you change over time as you adjust to the empty spaces. Looking at a calm sea is rather like the face you show the world when a loved one dies. But, under the sea, there is a whole other reality with sea life, plants, and … Read the rest
While sipping tea in Ireland, I was reminded how history lessons sometimes meld into the here and now. Old wounds, old scars, old conflicts… sad history lessons learned or re-learned in Europe became reminders of what we face today.
My husband and I recently went to Scotland, Italy, and Ireland. … Read the rest
We have just experienced another horrifying attack on a group of innocent people. Like stars in the sky, there have been too many to count. It is becoming common. It is happening with such frequency, and people are de-sensitizing. That’s even worse. Where is the outrage? The trucker plowing into … Read the rest
The dictionary defines the word “empathy” as “the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.” Having empathy for me means to be there and to stand up for someone after a loss or tragic event. I envision standing up steady like tall trees that grow straight and true. … Read the rest