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Category Archives: Loss

From the Other Side

Hello from the other side. I must have called a thousand times… -Adele & Greg Kurstin I read somewhere that Adele sees this song as being as much about connecting with herself as anyone else. This is such a powerful song for me, … Continue reading

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Five Sides of The Spinning Top

As an injury-prone person, I’m often amazed by (and appreciative of) my body’s ability to heal. Our bodies are filled with white blood-cells that constantly battle sickness, and our bodily tissues are always standing at the ready to repair any … Continue reading

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Losing a Furry Friend

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. ” – Anatole France We Americans adore our pets. We see them as treasured members of the family and treat them accordingly (right, Gizmo and Petey?). We name them after … Continue reading

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Goodbyes Are Not Forever…

Saying goodbye is never easy. Whether it is saying goodbye to a relationship, a loved one, a home, or a job; it can be a difficult and painful process. We often focus on what we are losing or have lost, and feel that … Continue reading

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Children and Grief

“Grief is not a problem we are trying to fix for a child; it is an experience they are living.” –National Alliance for Grieving Children Helping children who experience the loss of a parent, sibling or other significant person in … Continue reading

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Coming to America

When immigrants come to America, they begin their journey with excitement and hope for new opportunities. However, they may find that the challenges of adapting to American culture are greater than they imagined. Learning the diverse cultural identity of American … Continue reading

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Feeling “Under the Weather”—The Personal Side

I attended a funeral out of town and drove 11 hours to get there, while it rained the.entire.time. It rained that night as well, and then proceeded to rain the entire next day. As I trekked from my hotel to … Continue reading

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Done Is the Engine of More

I just completed the scenic painting for a local theatre’s stage production. For me it is a passion project. I love working for the theatre. I love the creative minds and beautiful souls who are drawn to this sort of … Continue reading

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Married to Your Counselor? –The Personal Side

I believe it takes your whole life to achieve your destiny. I feel there are things we are supposed to accomplish in each season of life. And, we “achieve” our destiny only when we finish the race of life and … Continue reading

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Crafting Gratitude — The Practical Side

Thanksgiving has just passed, and now I am counting the days until Christmas. I love Christmas, because I love giving (and getting) gifts. I love lit trees, delicious treats, and family traditions that have been celebrated and passed down for … Continue reading

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