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Why Prayers and Meditation go Hand in Hand to Manifest Your Dreams

Don’t be freaked out that I am going to talk to you about prayer. This blog isn’t about religion. It’s about connecting with God, the Universe, Your Higher Power or whatever name you use. It’s about the ‘asking’ that we all do at different times in life for different reasons. For example, I have probably […]

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Stuffing Your Grief is Only Temporary Relief

I love good food and good wine. I love to socialize. I love to entertain. I love to make comfort foods for my family and friends. But I, like anyone else, must be careful that I don’t use food to avoid feeling what I need to feel. Yes, people use food to avoid their feelings. […]

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Giving Thanks for Our Memories

I have always believed that our memories will get us through the darkest hours after a loss. Yes, I am so naïve to think that all of our memories are beautiful. I, like anyone else, have some painful and not pleasant memories from the past. When I put my attention on those it is for […]

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Do You Want a Funeral or a Memorial Service?

  For some, the thought of preplanning a funeral or memorial service is utterly morbid. It’s not. There are many reasons to consider doing so. To begin with, immediately following a loved one’s death, the family is quite emotional. If this was a sudden death, they are likely to be in shock and completely overwhelmed […]

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Three Ways Rituals Help Us Heal

Rituals are not scary practices. We all have our morning rituals (e.g. shower, brush our teeth, coffee etc.) and our nighttime rituals (e.g. work out, watch TV, journal, read etc.) that we carry out faithfully. In fact, if we didn’t do them something would feel off. We also use rituals and ceremonies to mark milestones […]

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Pocket Angels ( are for Children & Adults)

When my husband died, my daughters and I went to stay with family. Within a few months, I put our house up for sale and purchased another home. As we made plans to move from my brother’s home into our new house, I realized it would be important for us to go back to the […]

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Children Understand Grief in a Way Adults Don’t

Children may not fully grasp the grief process; however, they understand it in a way that adults don’t. I learned more from watching my children and nieces and nephews grieve than I did from watching adults. We are often afraid for children to experience the pain of loss. As parents and adults, we understand how […]

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