It is Friday and I am one big burnt piece of toast!
It has been a week of going to the hospital (hopefully my Dad will be discharged today), car maintenance (way too expensive) and early starts at work (hate the alarm). But I am truly looking forward to the end of today because that is when my well-deserved vacation begins!!!!!!
As hard as I try to maneuver around the built-in stress of the above situations, I am just a human being like anyone else and I do get sucked into worrying about all of these things instead of having… Read More
While watching television last night, this commercial came on twice and I had to stop and watch it both times.
It’s only 31 seconds but it’s so sweet!
It reminded me of my wonderful Nana and how I miss her so much. She died a long time ago but she is still very special to me and also to many, many of my cousins. We all adored her! How I would love to be at her house today just to hear her talk or sing or play the piano. I think food also brings back strong memories of loved ones;… Read More
Unlike many things in life, there is no right or wrong way to grieve.
There’s really just your way.
Whether it’s through talking, crying, or slowly processing your feelings privately, grief must be acknowledged. If you try to suppress your grief feelings, they will only come back later on and sometimes they come back in unhealthy ways.
Even though others will probably try to suggest that you should do certain things at certain points in your grief process, it really and truly is up to you and what you feel comfortable doing. There is no schedule.
Some people bury their… Read More
I am constantly reminding myself to chill out: when I am driving to and from work, when I am at work, or when I am in a situation where my expectations are not even close to matching up to reality.
Add to the equation a traumatic event such as the recent bombing at the Boston Marathon and the resulting increased security and it’s no wonder that you, me and others are on edge. Stressed out. And the toll that stress takes on our physical health and mental well being is daunting.
I don’t think I am alone in feeling this… Read More
I think the hardest thing about writing is writing.
~ Journalist, Author and Screenwriter Nora Ephron
During Sunday night’s Academy Awards ceremony, tributes were paid to those in the film industry who passed away in the past year. Nora Ephron was among the brilliant people in the entertainment business who sadly died last year. She most certainly was a bright twinkling star in her own right and the producers of the show chose to display the above quote in her honor.
Ephron was a keen observer of American culture and especially the stormy and romantic relationships between men and women. … Read More
A Road in County Kerry, Ireland
I am comfortable with the fact that part of achieving something in life means taking a risk. I’m not talking about a risk to your personal safety or health but an action that is out of your usual routine and a little out of your comfort zone in your personal or work lives.
I think that living life means that you should take a chance on something you want to achieve. I am watching four extremely talented people in my life right now who are really putting themselves out there and working creatively as… Read More
When we miss someone, we sometimes search for something they gave us, such as a handwritten note, or something that belonged to them, such as a piece of clothing. Seeing, touching and even smelling something they once used helps us feel closer, as though the person were with us.
Whether the person died or moved away, you are feeling sad and you need to find something that will help you work through this lonely moment and perhaps even help you feel stronger for the future. Handwritten letters or cards are particularly valuable. I think everyone has a letter tucked away… Read More
A blog about moving through grief by developing resilience, practicing wellness & finding the wicked funny side of life. Widow. Mom. Writer. Dancer.