Grief is a sacred journey

Creativity

A Personal Grief Ritual of Remembrance and Release

171 4 13 When the lupines pop, the bluebird eggs hatch, and lettuce seed germinates, I remember my husband Vic. His death is part of this season, part of the earth and the cycles of my life.

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Choosing the Path of No Regrets

102 6 I was at the Hospicare residence to see my sick friend Martha Cohen. She was asleep so I talked with her sister a while. Before leaving, I touched Martha’s hand. She opened her eyes and beamed

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A Survival Guide for Life after Loss: Ten Ways to Nurture your Soul

312 2 11 This is the second of three Survival Guides. The first focused on Body and the next will be about Spirit. 1. Share your grief with close friends. Steve said my grief allowed him to

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Who’s in Charge of This Crazy Life? Catherine Tidd’s ‘Confessions of a Mediocre Widow’

122 5 “Why? Why…Why did this happen?” Catherine Tidd yelled at a pastor she barely knew. “We did everything right. I don’t know a better person than Brad. Why did this happen? What am I going to do?

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Finding Balance during Grief: Healing Dreams and Creativity

211 20 2 I try out for a team that demands gymnastic skills. I do a handstand, shocked by my ability and strength.  I’m told to hold this position, as though I am an antenna tuned into

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Healing Through Play: Lessons from a Child

90 This week, author Kathleen M. Rodgers shares a healing experience she had after two hard losses. You’ll find her bio and links after the article. Thank you, Kathleen. *** Two weeks after the death of my

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Growing Gray: A Jungian Writer Embraces the Crone

88 2 I’m honored to have a guest post by Jean Raffa this week. I met Jeanie more than 15 years ago at a workshop in Orlando, FL. She is a Jungian teacher, author of three books, and

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The Joy of a Creative Writing Class

51 I sit with others at a long table, six with notebooks and one with a laptop. We’ve come together to write. Some are beginners; some have a lifetime of writing behind them. All want to explore

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Savoring the Solitude: A Writer’s Life

79 The day after Liz and David’s wedding, we cleaned-up, congratulated ourselves about how well everything had gone, and played a few rounds of disc golf. (I provided comic relief for the real players.)  Monday morning, Lauren

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Gifts of the Heart: Volunteering at Hospice

97 16 The lights darken on viewing night for senior project documentaries created by Ithaca College Journalism majors. The well-done films cover topics from musicians to foreign language instruction for young children. I came to see the

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