Category Archives: Grief Tearbook

Processing grief for any reason: death, divorce disease, depression, or any of the many times of life which bring grief.

Meditation: Soft Voices Make Me Cry

Nothing wrong with crying. Tears cleanse the soul. But sometimes it’s, uh, inconvenient. I can wear the badge of courage quite well until some kind soul says a tender word, pats me on the back, gives me a hug, or … Continue reading

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Honeysuckle Air: Here Comes Grandma Day!

One of the fondest events of my childhood was the yearly visits of my midget Grandma Day. Her arrival signified hope, love, joy, and even humor throughout my childhood. After she left Oklahoma to return to California, I always read … Continue reading

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Honeysuckle Air: Finding Ways to Recuperate Successfully

Finding one’s way to recuperate requires patience and acceptance of sudden changes to daily routines.  A few years ago I missed the whole of the Christmas season when I got a stubborn infection that required two rounds of antibiotics to … Continue reading

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Honeysuckle Air: Poem About Wishing for Safety in Disasters

Since 2012 just got warmed up with the furor of Isaac only to add the horrifying perils of Sandy, I began to wonder where to find safety. It reminded me of when we dealt with Ike in south Texas with … Continue reading

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Meditation: Letting the Scum Rise – Letting Go While Holding On

When my sons were young we made the trek from Texas to Oklahoma each year to visit family. One of our favorite stops was when we went to Uncle Roy ‘s farm. He and his dear wife let us ride … Continue reading

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Honeysuckle Air: The Day All the Dishes Broke!

As our family was sitting down to supper, I was aware of my big sister going to get one more item from the kitchen. (She was the queen of the kitchen and my brother and I helped with the dairy … Continue reading

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When Retirement Becomes Caregiving for Spouse or Others

Every minute or so there is a diagnosis of memory issue which, with a host of other physical ailments, can replace retirement plans with caregiving. Picture by jusben. The secret for good retirement may be to go with the flow … Continue reading

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