How Do I Survive the Holidays? Living Life After Child Loss

Some people wonder why I spend my time focusing on helping grieving moms. The short and simple answer is this:  I was born to a grieving mom    I would imagine my mother didn’t realize that she was a grieving mother because she felt the need to bury her grief after my brother died. That… Read More

How Do I Go On Living?

“How do I go on living?’ is the most frequently asked question I get when I am talking with a bereaved parent. When a parent experiences the death of a child,  life stops in that moment and the all-consuming thought is: “I cannot bear to live without my child”.  I have heard so many parents tell… Read More

Understanding Hospice Care and What’s Happening with Your Loved One

Recently, I have been receiving some requests for people to be guest bloggers on my blog site. Lucille Rosetti sent me this article and it hit home because my first introduction to hospice was 29 years ago when I had my dad in home hospice for a few weeks while he was dying from end-stage… Read More

Thanks. Giving.

Roasted Turkey. Stuffing. Mashed Potatoes and Gravy. Green Bean Casserole. Cranberries. Do these all sound familiar to you? Thanksgiving – a day steeped in history and tradition. The history has been modified, glamorized, and even forgotten over the past 4 centuries, however much of the tradition has remained, as many families and friends gather together… Read More

The Practice of Forgiveness

  Forgiveness – such a noble concept, yet it can be so elusive in our human existence. Why is the practice of forgiveness so hard? Approximately 6 weeks ago, I felt like I was punched in the gut when I was on the receiving end of what I perceived as sarcasm, and hurtful words by… Read More

A Christmas Letter

  I started to write this post on the eve of the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and now we are just a day before the celebration of Christmas. A time of reflection and a time of renewal as we look forward to the beginning of a New Year. I have been contemplating writing… Read More

Another Grief Camp

Another camp. Another group of families who are sharing the rawness of their grief with total strangers. Friday evening always tenuous. Will they show up? Will they stay? Will they engage, or will they walk away? Saturday brings tentativeness, as we gather in our first large circle – the names are spoken out loud and… Read More

A Vision Beyond a Lifetime

What does it take to have a vision that will last long beyond the lifetime of the person who initially birthed it? This was the question in my mind as I went on my walk yesterday afternoon – yes, these are the things that percolate in my brain when I am in my own thoughts.… Read More

A Generation in Transition

One year and eight months ago, my corporate job as an executive in the insurance industry ended. I found myself with a nice paycheck for a year which meant a sense of freedom that I had never felt since I was a child. I didn’t have to get up to an alarm clock anymore. I… Read More

Financial Freedom: From Fear to Faith

Last week, I hosted a Live Coaching event through Facebook on the topic of personal finance. My expertise on this topic has nothing to do with my formal education, but comes from an on-the-job training program that I have been attending for the past 59 years… a program from the curriculum from the School of Life. If you… Read More