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I eat ice cream: a philosophical approach

I like good ice cream. I like eating good ice cream. It tastes wonderful and I am happy when I eat good ice cream. I also like being slimmer. But, when I eat ice cream I do not become slimmer. … Continue reading

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Widow Wednesdays #1

Widow Wednesdays Welcome to Widow(er) Wednesdays. A new way for me to share what worked, what didn’t work and what could work better. How to support the grieving Invite a widow(er) for dinner in your home – not for lunch … Continue reading

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Story

“Story, as it turns out, was crucial to our evolution – more so than opposable thumbs. Opposable thumbs let us hang on; story told us what to hang on to.” – Lisa Cron And this is why it’s important to … Continue reading

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The Power of Story

I tell my grief story so that others will be more comfortable in telling theirs. Many thanks to Becky at The Death Dialogues Project for giving me the opportunity to share my story, laugh a little and speak candidly about … Continue reading

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What is this “Moving Forward?”

Moving forward began with me taking one step after another when it was unclear of where I was going or how I would get there. Moving forward while grieving was like learning how to walk while carrying one of those … Continue reading

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Senseless Grief

There are many types of grief. Grief exists on a continuous scale or sort of continuum. And grief is present every time we experience loss. On the low end of the continuum there are little losses that have minimal impact … Continue reading

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Trigger Days

When you lose someone you love there will always be trigger days that follow. As the anniversary of a friend’s death drew nearer I had my first experience with trigger days. I was anxious and on the actual date I … Continue reading

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