Gratitude in the Darkness of Grief

Gratitude in the Darkness of Grief

You can find hope in the darkness of grief by embracing the Practices of Gratitude. If you feel trapped in a dark pit of grief right now, you might want to scream at me for even suggesting you be grateful. Let alone establish a practice of gratitude. Don’t you know I...
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...
9/11: Hurt Felt Around The World

9/11: Hurt Felt Around The World

Today marks 9/11: Hurt felt around the world with the events now etched in our minds.  I wanted to take the opportunity to share this touching piece by someone I know personally, Reverend Noel. 9/11 Call As I watched the twin towers of the World Trade Center implode...
Will You Light a Candle to Extinguish the Darkness

Will You Light a Candle to Extinguish the Darkness

You Can Help Extinguish the Darkness – Light a Candle of Hope Suicide Prevention Awareness Week Begins Today One person dies by suicide every 40 seconds somewhere in the world. In 2018, clinical psychologist Julie Cerel conducted a study. She showed that 135 people...
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...