Benefits of Expressing Gratitude

Benefits of Expressing Gratitude

My friend Susan L. Schoenbeck, MSN, RN, recently wrote about the benefits of expressing gratitude that you must read. Focusing on the good does not mean that you have to be positive all the time. Learn how to live gratefully… When my friend Mary entered hospice care...
Platitudes of Bereavement

Platitudes of Bereavement

A beautiful heartfelt piece on Platitudes of bereavement from Brian Brown originally composed in 2015 but modified and expanded upon today: Platitudes… those little things that we say.  Oftentimes they spill out of our mouths when we don’t know WHAT to...
Grief: A Call For Care

Grief: A Call For Care

June’s Science of Mind issue featured a full article I wrote diving deep into the topic of grief: a call for care.  Think about the last time you stopped to admire nature’s handiwork and beauty. How did that make you feel? Troubles melt away or joy bubbles up? Wonder...
Facing Facebook Without Her

Facing Facebook Without Her

In this digital age, a loss is felt in many of the same ways as those centuries ago. However, we also have that added piece of no longer seeing their presence in other ways. Having recently lost my aunt, I no longer see her comments or engagement on my social media...
Reassurance in Remembering

Reassurance in Remembering

A simple practice can help you find reassurance in remembering.  Loss can feel like a missing piece or a hole that never quite gets filled. When memories begin to fade, it can cause that loss to expand in a way you didn’t expect.  Especially on Memorial Day, the idea...
Find a New Direction

Find a New Direction

Grieving comes in many shapes and sizes. What it stirs in you can be hard to face and be motivated to move through. While navigating grief, the aspect you seek most is how to find a new direction to follow.   You may be asking yourself: Who am I now? THAT is the...