Thinking Positively

Thinking Positively

When you are heartbroken, hurting, and vulnerable, sometimes an empowering thought can lift you out of the doldrums, bring a smile to your face,...
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Finding Solace at Faith’s Lodge

I never thought then that “Are you ready?” said in that intimate night in the bedroom with my tender husband and safely snuggled daughter...
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Dying With a Disability

A Unique Mode of Grief A Personal Perspective Throughout the past three and a half years I spent as a graduate student of thanatology, I...
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Sunrise and Sunset

But we must learn to live with the hope and assurance that as each day ends in darkness, a new day will follow the...

His Bird

I enjoyed spending time with him. I loved listening to his familiar stories about the army and watching his eyes light up with...
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Graveside

Alone and feeling abandoned at your graveside I weep Tears of despair and anguish make me tremble and my knees buckle into the newly...
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68 Years

A dream: I am sitting outside with my parents, Saying goodbye to the last neighbor, Who is moving to a retirement home. They say...
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Coming Out To Grief

Tell About A Time when you DID something to SHAKE OFF the impact of a loss and to receive COMFORT for your nervous system?...
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Surviving the Winter Gloom

The challenge is to always carve out something beautiful from the icicle. There is joy in living, if we allow time in the winter...
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I Have An Awesome Dragon

I think Courage, in her red spiked helmet, her red saddle and her brilliant scales will be with me for the rest of my...