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Happy? Father’s Day.

I’m not in a great mood today. I’ve been irritable and short tempered, and my anxiety’s been a bit up.What this translates to as life unfolds is my dear husband can’t do a damn thing right today…on Father’s Day of all days. He’s probably thankful he’s stashed away at work.😬

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Having a Widowed Parent

Part of having a widowed parent is going to their house not to relax, but to help. Replace old batteries, unload the dishwasher, kill spiders, hang pictures. Whatever it is that needs to be done? Do it. Take the time to help. But take heed. Helping from a duty-bound place of obligation or pity can lead to resentment. Resentment that you “have” to help. Resentment that you’re the kid filling […]

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The Opposite of Strong Isn’t Weak

The opposite of strong isn’t weak. It’s soft. Strong in your gut, soft in your heart. My (Facebook) friend – Courtney A. Walsh, Author and Empowerment Extraordinaire – has used the phrase “softstrong” enough times that it’s stuck with me, and I’ve spent a lot of time figuring out what it means to me. This morning I accompanied my mom to the veterinarian’s office with our cat, Bella, who had […]

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A Brief Note On Grief

It’s difficult seeing clearly when viewing life through the clouded eyes of grief. Whether you’ve lost a loved one recently or whether it’s been years or decades and the veil that’s clouding your vision still hasn’t lifted, perhaps it’s time to take matters into your own hands. External circumstances (i.e., death) put the veil in place; internal efforts are what lift it. At some point, you get used to grief. […]

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