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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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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Whole Body Donation as a Part of End of Life Planning

Some give their body to science in the interest of medical progress. For others it is a green decision which also avoids a financial burden on loved ones. Body Donation vs Monumental Expenses – msp (http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/705695) As adults age they … Continue reading

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The Case for Pro-Aging: An Answer to the Anti-Aging Craze

Everywhere you look there are anti-aging products and programs. Stores, books, and even events all profit as they tout the importance of refusing to age. Instead of constantly chasing products and ideas which are pushed as anti-aging, some older adults … Continue reading

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Grief Tearbook: Where Does The Buck Stop for Pranks?

The Australian prank which seems to be tied into a suicide of a nurse has brought up some vital questions about responsibility in our society. Many who have heard the news stories can’t help but wonder where the buck stops. … Continue reading

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Honeysuckle Air: Mother and the Dunce Cap

My mother was a child of the early 1900s and once in a while she would tell me tales of her youth. They say truth can be stranger than fiction: She was raised, among other places, on the banks of … Continue reading

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