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64 Thoughts on Individual Worth and Forgiveness

Litsa and I have been promising a forgiveness post for months now.  No one has specifically asked for this particular topic, but we’ve covered anger, guilt, regret, and making amends; forgiveness just seems like the logical next step.   Over the last few weeks we wrote about forgiveness…and then rewrote…and then turned the writing into …

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Friday Favorites: September 12, 2014

It’s been a while since we’ve done a Friday Favorites.  I promised I would do one for today because there was a lot going on this week, both World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10th) and the anniversary of 9/11.  I’m having a hard time focusing on current events though so I think the ‘Favs’ are …

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Keep In Touch: how to maintain relationships after a death

A couple years ago (almost exactly two years ago, in fact) the mom of one of my best friends died.  Those of you who have been hanging out around WYG for a while may remember me talking about this back when the sock aisle at Target caused me to have a meltdown in the middle …

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Dear Daughter: Mourning lost memories

Dear Daughter, You will be 5 in a few short days. You’re starting pre-school, you’re learning your letters, you can play Mary Had a Little Lamb on the piano – it’s happening – you’re finally turning into a real girl. Over night you’ve gone from a ball of baby fat clinging to my ankle to …

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64 Tips For Working Out and Eating Well While Grieving

When it comes to working out, I am a life-long, shameless couch potato.  There are no two ways about it.  I hate running, I hate going to the gym, heck – I hate wearing shoes that aren’t flip flops.   Last month I posted about the benefits of exercise on grief and mental health.  I wrote …


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