Tag Archives: Death

The beginning of the last days

2010 was the only time in 33 years I was able to see my father and embrace him.  It’s been 4 years since that photo was taken…but it doesn’t seem that long ago.  You can see all the pictures of … Continue reading

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Building resilience after trauma: Verbal First Aid

I realize lately that my ability to bounce back from trauma and loss is slowing down. I am discovering that what you say to yourself makes a big difference on how you recover from trauma, loss and setbacks. I don’t … Continue reading

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Not doing so well.

I can’t even handle a full post today, so I wrote a prose poem. Death and Madness David died a week ago today. He was my ex-brother-in-law. It was a horrid crash. I heard odd stuff at the wake and … Continue reading

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I wish I wasn’t reminded of that

My family and I went to my ex-brother in law’s wake last night. It was hard. Because it was emotional for me and for my youngest daughter. And also because of some of the things I was told by David’s … Continue reading

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It’s the connections that matter

I have a headache this morning.  And as I’m drinking my coffee, I’m glad for the pounding in my head.  It may not be pleasant, but it’s a reminder that I’m still alive.  I still am connected to my body.  … Continue reading

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