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Snow days: Help or Hinderance?

February 18, 2015

Much of the USA is covered in snow and ice today.  That seems fitting as it is winter after all.  Yet many are discouraged and disgruntled about this condition, wanting the kids to get back to school and life to get back to normal as  quickly as possible.

That’s sort of like grief isn’t it?  We want things to warm up and get back to normal during a time we’re feeling cold and uncomfortable.  So when we have a snow day, how do we handle it?

Is it a day for you to rest and recuperate from your grief?  Or is it a day of disrupted routine that finds you reflective and sad?

So many of us dislike the silence.  We rush to fill each minute with noise of some kind: television, music, fans, useless conversation so that we can avoid feeling our feelings.  We look to outsiders to distract us and give them the power to delay our grief journey.

What if you could surrender to the silence?  What if you could see it as a friend?  As something that allows you the time and space to practice good self-care and do what you need to do to create an environment that supports you in this crazy journey of moving through loss and change?

I vote for that option.  I hope you do too.

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Living the Dream Business Life

January 17, 2011

Reading the Newsfeed on Facebook this morning led me to a quote posted on the Life Is Good page.  In honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  today the folks at Life is Good selected these words: The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important. -Martin Luther King, Jr. We know this […]

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Letting Go: It’s Not Just for Grief Anymore

December 30, 2010

As we sit on the cusp of a New Year, I am observing the patterns we humans fall into when it comes to preparing for something new.  When things have been challenging in work or relationships or finances or life it is easy to want to release the experiences and the memories associated with them.  […]

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The Power of Smelly Memories in Grief Recovery

December 17, 2010

I’m not a perfume kind of gal, but if it came in Eau du Gingerbread, I might be tempted to spray a fine spray over me as I head out each day. I had the next best thing this past week courtesy of my friend, Heather Grills, who had just returned home from Williamsburg, Va.  Thanks […]

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Elizabeth Edwards Did It. Can You?

December 13, 2010

Many around the country are grieving the recent loss of Elizabeth Edwards, former wife of politician John Edwards.  Theirs was a relationship full of scandal and intrigue and a lot of folks seem to be crudely obsessed with the details of her misfortune. Despite the ups and downs of her personal life, Elizabeth Edwards drew strength […]

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Holiday Grief Support Coming This Thursday

November 8, 2010

I hate to join in on the rushing of the holidays, but the fact is that they are very much on people’s minds.  Should we try a new recipe or stick with the traditional dishes?  Who’s house are we going to and do we really need to invite obnoxious Uncle Joe?  Well, they never really say […]

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Are You Being Who You Are?

November 5, 2010

     Early this morning I watched a video from my teachers Rev. Michael and Rickie Beckwith.  If you’re not familiar with the work of this dynamic couple, I urge you to check them out at www.agapelive.com.    Michael is the founder of the Agape Spiritual Center and Rickie puts the words from God into songs that […]

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Grieving Hearts Need You

November 3, 2010

Are you feeling the shifts that are happening in the world?  Election results from yesterday’s visit to the polls for thousands indicate big political shifts for our country.  A slowly recovering economy has meant major shifts for small businesses and now the upcoming holiday season is forcing big shifts on families coping with grief; things […]

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The Color Wall

November 1, 2010

    I’ve been working on my November goals and just finished planning this week’s actions, as inspired by the book Rapid Problem Solving With Post-It Notes by David Straker and my Facebook friend, Allison Crow Flanigin.      You might be interested in trying this fun and amazingly effective method for your own business.  Simply […]

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