Pocket Angels ( are for Children & Adults)

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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

Dec 16 2013 Daddy's Gone

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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90% of Marriages after Brain Injury Could Be Saved with Supports

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The statistics given to couples following a brain injury are horrible and terrifying. They are told that upwards of 90% of marriages end in divorce after a spouse sustains a brain injury. I say… boldly… “90% of marriages could be saved when a spouse sustains a brain injury IF supports are in place for the […]

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10 TIPS TO HELP CHILDREN IN BLENDED FAMILIES

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Entering a new relationship that involves children requires patience, understanding, and an ongoing commitment from all the adults involved to keep the focus on the children and their parental relationships. Unfortunately, the unresolved anger, disappointment and grief between the separated or divorced parents will often get in the way. Parents are charged with an enormous […]

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WHO IS IN YOUR SAFETY NET?

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Old-fashioned circus acts like walking the tightrope have evolved to elaborate and finely orchestrated Cirque du Soliel type performances. Nonetheless, I am still spellbound by someone walking high above the crowd on a tightrope, placing one foot in front of the other ever so carefully. It takes courage, focus and concentration and a desire to stay […]

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IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO DO THE WORK OF MOURNING

June 26

Five-time Grammy Award winner, Shania Twain bared her soul in both the reality series Why Not? (OWN) and book From This Moment On. Shania shares the heart-wrenching loss of her parents who died in a car crash when she was only 22 years old and the painful ending to her marriage following an affair that her husband and […]

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