Tag Archives: grief

911: Somewhere in Between Heroic and Horrific


While I have been off-line refocusing my life and redirecting my energies to greater self-care, I continue to try to read blogs I am following.  Two in particular I read today touched my heart, both are regarding 9/11.  This is … Continue reading

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Grief


[I wrote this post on April 18 but could not find it on my computer.  LOL, no wonder!  I dated it April 18, 2010 instead of 2012.] Grief.  It seeps into every area of life, when I am not consciously … Continue reading

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A Milestone: Facing End-of-Life


My Step Mom called Friday night, I didn’t get her message until Saturday and called right away.  Dad was taken to the Emergency Room back home, he looked awful, she said, like death warmed over, he was short of breath … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: Somber 4th of July (posted July 4, 2010)


America’s Independence Day, a time of getting together with friends and family, barbecues and fireworks… For me, this day is almost always a sad one, it’s the anniversary of my Mom’s death. We had been at Disneyland, of all places, … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: Rudy’s Love (posted Dec. 13, 2009)


Below is a favorite photo of Rudy, with toy, she loved, loved, loved playing!  She wanted to play 24/7 and would coax anyone into playing until they were wore out and said the familiar “enough, Rudy.” I am finding Rudy’s … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: Warrior Heart (posted July 19, 2009)


Listening to Pema Chodron has been a slow, life-changing experience.  One of the things she talks about is having a warrior’s spirit or heart. These are not aggressive warriors, but they hear the cries of the world and try to … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: Fail (posted Apr. 8, 2009)


Seeing the word “fail,” “failure,” or the popular, “epic fail,” on websites makes me cringe. I know it’s part of the current culture, a slang word, I still feel quite uncomfortable seeing it because it is a big part of … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: Support Group Topic Mood Swings (posted Feb. 28, 2009)


With the excitement of the hit and run Wednesday night, I did not wish to overlook the important support group we had. The topic for the night was Mood Swings. The Occupational Therapist started by sharing some sad news. A … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: It’s a Small World After All (posted Nov. 3, 2008)


I was going to title this Asking for Help, but this feels more appropriate. I’ve been struggling emotionally with a lot of things as I again try to do something to change my life from being between a rock and … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: Storms of Life and Seasons Change (posted Oct. 19, 2008)


It has been a beautiful fall weekend, sun shining, I think it’s been warm too. The view of days is often from my bed looking out the window into the trees. Two sheets of clear plastic distort the view some, … Continue reading

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