How to Support Someone Who’s Grieving During the Holidays

How to Support Someone Who’s Grieving During the Holidays

Somebody you know is grieving this holiday. It could be a friend, family member, neighbor, or some other person in your community circle. So, heads up! This may be a providential opportunity. A chance to be the person you’d want showing up if you were grieving. You...
Facing Red-Letter Days When Grieving

Facing Red-Letter Days When Grieving

When you’re grieving a significant loss, it isn’t just the holidays you might dread. Other momentous days like a birthday, anniversary, or death date can cause anxiety. Especially the “firsts” – the first time you face a special day without your loved one. In fact,...
Find Comfort and Restored Strength

Find Comfort and Restored Strength

If you’ve been on a country drive lately, you likely noticed all the newborn calves dotting the fields. I never tire of watching them skip around on spindly legs. And I laugh out loud as they dash to visit a fellow playmate. But then race back to mother’s side at the...
Shifts Happen

Shifts Happen

Have your ever been awakened from deep sleep by violent shaking, rolling floors and walls, toppling shelves, and a deafening roar ripping the air? If so, you’ve likely experienced the shifting of the earth’s surface. In other words, an earthquake! If the shift is...
Your Micro-Decisions Matter

Your Micro-Decisions Matter

Grief changes you. It shakes you to your core. You will never be the same after experiencing a great loss. “But all endings are also beginnings.We just don’t know it at the time.” – Mitch Albom As you go through the healing process, there will come a day when...
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...