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“These Shoes”

Would I give anything not to be walking in “these shoes” – the tattered, ugly, and most uncomfortable shoes of a grieving Mom? To contemplate this, I had to honestly take a seat, close my eyes and ponder that question with the most raw and real thoughts and emotions. As the mountain of things thatContinue reading ““These Shoes””

Jealousy & Resentment – right or wrong, they are ever-present in my grief

Scrolling down my Facebook wall, I knew it was that time again – the end of summer break when a lot of my friends would be sending their children off to college – preparing them both intellectually and socially for their futures. Each and every year, for the past seven years I have hated thisContinue reading “Jealousy & Resentment – right or wrong, they are ever-present in my grief”

The Real You

Have you ever stopped to contemplate the multitude of personality types that surround you daily? The vast array of people with varying degrees of differences between them – there are physical differences that differentiate us from one another, as well as personality traits that characterize each one of us. What makes you, you? Ask yourContinue reading “The Real You”

How I used mindfulness in becoming a resilient griever – and you can too!

What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is a mental state which we can achieve simply by focusing our awareness on the present moment – consciously choosing each and every thought that enters our minds. By living in the present, we can unclutter our minds of memories of the past, unconstructive thought patterns and worries about the future.Continue reading “How I used mindfulness in becoming a resilient griever – and you can too!”

Losing a Child

Losing a child is easily considered the greatest loss one can experience. The pain of losing a child coupled with the feelings of injustice at all that they and you will never experience can create a very real, personal struggle. When I lost my son, my only child, I felt as if I had beenContinue reading “Losing a Child”

What is Grief?

Most people think that grief is only the deep sorrow that we experience after someone or something that we love has passed away – that is a misconception. Grief is also the deep sorrow that we can experience after a major life change or at the end of a familiar life pattern. Here are someContinue reading “What is Grief?”

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