The Dash – The Space In Between

The space in between the dash refers to your life between the time you were born and the time you die.  How you fill that space is your walk through life.  This is an interesting concept that is often realized too late in life. Is it better late than never to realize how you fill […]

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There Are No Words for My Loss

Here is some food for thought when helping others with their grief experiences or looking at your own. In a society that uses words as describers there are situations where there are no words to describe a loss.  Think about it for a moment; if you have no place to live you are classified as […]

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What if I had listened to that voice in my head?

“What if I had listened to that voice in my head?”  Have you said this to yourself or heard someone say this? What happens when you feel death results from your not paying attention or not acting on the perceived warning you received? Some people call this intuition, that voice in their head, their angels […]

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Have Friends of Every Age

Over thirty-five years ago my elderly neighbour Mrs. McKellar, said it was important to have friends in every age grouping.  At the time there was an over fifty years difference in our ages.  The main point she impressed on me was death happens and you lose friends and family all through life. Looking back many […]

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Last Love Letter

Have you ever given a thought to your last love letter?  I do not mean “love letter” in the Valentine’s sense.  I mean an after you die letter that is left to your loved ones, family and friends; a letter that is positive not negative. Picture this in your mind, amidst tears and sadness your […]

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How difficult is it?

I know life is difficult. I know life can be full of surprises; some come with hopeful anticipation and others come when we least expect it. Is life difficult because we have not figured out how to bend when the wind blows? Is life difficult because we cannot see it any other way? Is it […]

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Opening the Doors to Discussion

  I attended the Bereavement Ontario Network (BON) Conference this past week and came home with heart felt stories, new friendships, resources and inspiration. Sometimes you are the catalyst for someone’s choice to change.  Sometimes you are the recipient of the information needed to help you on your journey.   When looking at the topic […]

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Happiness: Are you making your happiness a priority when grief has a grasp?

Happiness can be a state of “being” you decide to make a part of your life.  There are several books, videos, jokes, sayings, and quotes to explain how to be happy. “If only we’d stopped trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time” by Edith Wharton. “The best way to cheer yourself […]

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40 Questions

40 Questions Everyone is Afraid to Ask Such as: “Are you holding onto something that you need to let go of?” “How short would your life have to be before you would start living differently today?” Take a look at this site where you will find important questions worthy of consideration http://www.marcandangel.com/2012/04/13/40-questions-everyone-is-afraid-to-ask/    

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Relationship Loss (intimate partner)

A few times in the past week I have been asked about relationship loss and since I deal with grief, I am providing a few ideas to ponder over: What are you afraid of when looking at life without your past partner? What past coping skills helped you move beyond perceived road blocks? Perhaps there […]

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