Death of a Child and Parental Heart Failure from Stressful Grief

The intense grief for a mother who has had to endure the passing of her child or children is one of the hardest roads to walk in human existence. I have been told over and over again; the extent to which we grieve correlates to the extent we have loved. If this is true, myContinue reading “Death of a Child and Parental Heart Failure from Stressful Grief”

What It’s Been Like to Feel the Loss of my Daughter (Sorry, this is not as uplifting)

It’s been almost a year now since my Christina left this world. To say “it hurts to have her die” loses something in the translation. Yes, It hurts. I’m choosing to write this today because I am more broken. My real feelings will come out and that is my intention. I know all of theContinue reading “What It’s Been Like to Feel the Loss of my Daughter (Sorry, this is not as uplifting)”

Memorial Day is NOT Just a Three Day Weekend!

For many people in this country, the upcoming Memorial Day is about having a three-day weekend to bar-b-que, have friends over, go on a short vacation or just relax. Retail stores, outlets and places to purchase treasures are all having those notorious Memorial Day Sales events where we can buy things at 20% off orContinue reading “Memorial Day is NOT Just a Three Day Weekend!”

I Love You, Christina Marie

I’ll see you in the sunlight; feel you in gentle breezes. I will know you are present when thoughts come to me and objects seem to appear out of nowhere. I will hear your laugh in my head, and have sweet dreams of when you said, “I love you Mom”. None of these will replaceContinue reading “I Love You, Christina Marie”

My Angel Christina Marie

There was nothing about August 12th or the week before it that was usual. Life was turning upside down before my eyes, and there was nothing I could do about it. My daughter was in the ICU in critical condition, and I could not be there to comfort her or even see her. The hospitalContinue reading “My Angel Christina Marie”

Loss of The Lilac Center for Healing and Enlightenment: My Continued Grief

As someone who practices positive psychology, I’m not particularly eager to talk about the subject of loss so much. When I do, I usually do so in the context of renewal or regaining what was lost. This time I think talking about my own losses is therapeutic. I also believe in living in the moment.Continue reading “Loss of The Lilac Center for Healing and Enlightenment: My Continued Grief”

What to do When The One You Have Loved No Longer Loves You

It is an issue that has plagued relationships since the beginning of time. One day someone wakes up and realizes their love given has or is no longer going to be returned. All of the time and moments that have been put into trying to bond with someone have now seemingly been wasted. First, IContinue reading “What to do When The One You Have Loved No Longer Loves You”

After the Storm: Healing from the Effects of Grief and Loss

We have all been recently affected by a global pandemic that just about brought our world to a standstill. My heart goes out to all of those who have suffered losses during the spread of COVID-19. I know the grief and the feeling of loss. It is not easy. The news media only barely touchContinue reading “After the Storm: Healing from the Effects of Grief and Loss”

Mending Broken Glass With Dreams

Right in the middle of a difficult move, a colorful vase dropped to the floor while unpacking. It shattered into what looked like a thousand pieces. I sat down on the floor at that point and just cried my eyes out. I had lost my home in the infamous housing and lending crash of 2008.Continue reading “Mending Broken Glass With Dreams”