The Dating Game: Reclaiming Love And Hope In Grief

I’m driving on my way home from a work meeting listening to my favorite music and I’m singing along. The sun is out, traffic is light, it’s been a stress free day with not much on my mind other than the current lyrics and whats for dinner. When out of nowhere…I’m singing and without warning […]

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Searching For The Light In The Darkness Of Grief

For those of you who are just beginning your grief journey, I am here to reassure you and tell you that I understand what you are going through right this moment. I have been where you are. I want you to know it will get easier. I know this sounds untrue and it feels unforgiving […]

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Writing A Grief Blog When Words Fail Me

I read other grief blogs from mothers who have lost their children and from spouses who have lost their husbands or wives and naturally I sympathize. I ache for them as I read their words written so eloquently and poetically. They are written with purpose and emotion. They write with fluidity, their words beautiful, cultured, and […]

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Shattered And Broken: Grief Is Our Name and We Are Beautiful

Yes I said it. We are beautiful. Our insides have been turned inside out, we have distorted our faces with endless sobs of grief for so long it has changed our appearance. We have been shattered, yet we are beautiful in who we have become. We are strong in what we have faced in our […]

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Finding Moments of Peace Within a Grieving Heart

At times it seems like the negative thoughts and sadness are taking a toll on me and I start to wonder if my mind and heart will ever find peace. Suddenly, I finally find an unknown source of inner calm, I  relax into it and just let myself  “be.” Be in that moment of time where nothing […]

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Staying Afloat When Grief Steals Your Identity

The hardest part of grief as well as the obvious loss of your loved one is the physical and internal changes within your self. Your being. The body’s response is sudden and arduous, truly your mind is not conscious of what is happening to you, only what has happened to your loved one. Yet, it […]

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A Grandmother’s Grief: How My Daughter Shared Her Son’s Life and Death

She was a difficult teenager, my daughter. She gave new meaning to the word rebellion. These were the years when I began to realize my advice would mean nothing to her. She stopped going to school, she started doing drugs, and she consistently ran away from home. She was out of control. Yet, the reality […]

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Songs of My Life: The Importance Of Music in Grief

Music has been a very consistent presence in my life.  I’m not one for silence really. Cleaning the house, music in the background; in the car, music in the background. I have even been known to break out in song at work on my hospital unit. Music has been that much of an influence in […]

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My Conversation With A Medium

I spoke of Konnor’s spirit in a previous blog and how his family believed he had come to visit them from time to time since his death.  I described in that blog how I had been told stories of the afterlife by my paternal grandfather and as a child I had not doubted what my […]

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Grieving Your Own Way

Today is Konnor’s birthday. He would have been ten today. It marks what those of us in grief call a “grief trigger.”  Considering that Konnor has been gone from us for only one year and four months, I still find I am adjusting to his loss and at times need to simply let myself feel […]

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