Grief Makes You Crazy

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Grief Triggers and Positive Memory: A Continuum

Central New York, where I grew up, overachieves when it comes to cold weather seasons.   I won’t even get started on winter, but I will take a few moments to ruminate on fall. As soon as the calendar hits September the air grows cool and the green trees of summer blossom into vibrant orange, red …

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Grief and Loneliness

10 signs you’ve been spending too much time alone: 1.  Your laundry basket is filled with a soft pile of sweatshirts, oversized t-shirts and elastic waist pants. 2.  The sound of your phone’s ringtone evokes the same fight or flight response as the sound of a really loud fire alarm. 3.  You’ve been carrying on odd …

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Small Remembrances and Expressions of Love

When it comes to expressions of love the largest common denominator is the act of loving, the rest is just a matter of person and preference. Love comes wrapped up in little boxes or giant packages; tenderly whispered or declared from the rooftops; eloquently written or in fumbling awkward utterances. The prose of love may …

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Grief, Emotion & Major Life Decisions

I should start out by saying this post is not about some disastrous decision I made while grieving, so don’t expect the story to end in a smoking pile of wreckage. Excuse the spoiler, but it actually ends with a sweet smelling chubby cheeked bundle of wonderful. Most decisions – good, bad, hasty, or impulsive …

when life doesn't turn out as planned

So Much For Happily Ever After: When life doesn’t turn out the way you planned

Although I like books, I haven’t authored a single grief book review for What’s Your Grief. Book reviews are Litsa’s forte because, as she’s mentioned before, she has a book-buying problem. I consider this an okay problem for her to have because she can read a book cover to cover in what I consider warp …

reconnecting with your passions

Reconnecting With Your Passions: Getting over the Meh’s

Have you ever fallen in love with a thing? Not a person or a place, but a thing? Well maybe not a thing but an activity; otherwise known as a hobby, outlet, creative endeavor, or passion? I hope everyone knows the joy of falling in love with a thing at least once in life. Passions …