Remembering Those Who Served-Memorial Day

photoToday I went to visit my Mom’s grave as I have every year for the past 7 years to leave some flowers and tell her how much I miss her.  What always touches me are the flags that are carefully placed at the grave of all Veterans.  I felt both proud and sad that there are so many flags…

But there are so many organizations that are helping our wounded veterans and the families of those who died serving out country.… Continue reading

Things I Never Got To Ask My Mom

Mom & I in 1993- one of my favorite photos

Mom & I in 1993- one of my favorite photos!

My Mom died in 2005 and every Mother’s Day since, I still honor her memory by speaking about her to family through retelling stories.  And I will admit I talk with her often as I believe she hears me and guides me.   Recently I read a post on Facebook that said if you could spend one day with someone from the past who would it be?  For me, if would be spending one more day with my Mom.

My Mom’s memory left her gradually and she… Continue reading

Living life without anguish

contemplative woman-I decideGrief is so often a painful experience and for some a journey that never seems to end and they suffer such great sadness long after a loved one has died. Although we all grieve differently and there is no timetable saying our grief should only last a certain period of time, we can also get stuck in grief that paralyzes us from continuing to live our own life.

Recently I heard the spiritual author and teacher Gary Zukav say some thing that I thought was worth sharing because I found him quite thought provoking.

He said “If you think people… Continue reading

Can Sadness Become a Habit?

2 women comfortingI was  listening to someone recently who said her sadness had become a habit.  She would wake up everyday sad and stayed in that place all day. She went on to say that this had gone on for about a year until one day she heard something that inspired her to make a new choice and that was to find happiness. My ears perked up at the word “choice.”  I asked her how choosing differently made her feel and she said it made her feel free and happiness was better than feeling sad all the time.

The… Continue reading

Grief and Gratitude

By Allen Klein

After we experience a loss, we tend to focus on what we no longer have. As a result we focus our energy on the negative, or what is missing in our life, rather than on the positive, or all of those wonderful things we still have. One of my spiritual teachers once told me that when we want what we don’t have, we waste what we do have. To translate that into loss-related situations—to want what is no longer in our life is to waste what still remains in our life.

We usually don’t think about giving… Continue reading

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