Water Magically Soothes the Soul

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I have no idea how or really why, but I do know that going to the water’s edge and allowing yourself time to sit in silence is magical. Close your eyes, breathe in the air and allow its gentleness to kiss your face. The sound of water not only soothes the soul, but it absolutely […]

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MIXED MESSAGES THAT CONFUSE THE BEREAVED

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From sympathy cards to handwritten notes, from neighbors to family, and from social workers to counselors there is plenty of “do this/do that” or “try this/try that” conversations offered to the bereaved. I have been bereaved and I have been the support for others; therefore, I have also been the transmitter and the receiver of […]

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GETTING BACK TO A NEW NORM IS A SLOW PROCESS

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Life is turned upside down after a loved one dies. Nothing makes sense. Nothing feels safe. Any routine one had is gone out the window. Some people lose their appetite while others overeat to try and cope. Most people have difficulty sleeping and often others will encourage them to take sleeping pills. *Only do this […]

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WHILE THE WORLD SLEEPS THE BEREAVED WALK THE FLOORS

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It is not uncommon to experience sleep disturbances following the death of a loved one or suffering a significant loss. People will tell you that the nights are the hardest. I certainly found this to be true after my husband died and as I struggled to cope with other losses in life. When my husband […]

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DEDICATED TO ALL THE DADS IN HEAVEN – HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

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A Daddy’s Love By Leah Wells A fathers touch, A daddy’s kiss A grieving daughter, you’re greatly missed. An empty house, an empty chair A fathers love, no longer there. A broken heart, tear filled eye Another soul to fill the sky. Many memories in my mind Some I laugh, some I cry. The times […]

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IT’S IMPORTANT IN HEALING TO GRIEVE IN YOUR OWN WAY

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We all have emotions, feelings, needs, wants and desires. The problem is we are not always very good at communicating what those are to others. Grief does not make it any easier either, because often we cannot even put into words what those feelings and emotions are. I have a picture of one of my […]

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