My Grand Baby Grand

“My mother bought it secondhand from a silent movie star It was out of tune but still I learned to play And with each note we both would smile forgetting who we are And all the pain would simply fly away” Well, my mother did not buy our piano second hand. In fact, it was…

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The Need for Self Care

Self care? What does that mean? What is it supposed to look like? Can we take care of ourselves during our grief? How are we supposed to do that? I often tell my people I work with how I manage my grief on days that it is taking over my body.  If I wake up…

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Halfway Through the Year

On Monday we reached our honorary halfway through the year mark.  On July 1 each year I tend to evaluate where I am in that year’s word and make an evaluation of what needs to happen the last six months of the year to reach my goals.  It is a tradition at the start of…

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“Tidying Up” Your Grief

Marie Kondo has been one of the most influential people in our society in the past several years.  Not only does she have a book, but now she has a Netflix series that many have loved watching as they make their mountain of clothes and start to see whether their items spark joy or if…

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Home for the Holidays?

Home for the holidays is a phrase we hear over and over again this time of year. There are many songs that we hear that talk about being home for the holidays for pie and family.  We feel nostalgic for days of old that seemed simple and fun. But where is home when we lose…

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