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Monday Meditation: Self-Mastery

Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.-Lao Tzu The new year brings resolution fever. People create lists of habits they would like to break or new things they would like to do. However, these lists may not help those recovering from loss. What might grievers resolve to do in new years? Perhaps one… Continue reading Monday Meditation: Self-Mastery

holidays, My Story

Christmastime 2019

A couple of weeks ago, I was walking through Trader Joe's doing the weekly shop. My baby girl was sleepily bouncing along in her Baby Bjorn as I strolled the aisles. It was just after Thanksgiving and about two weeks before Christmas. Holiday items were out for sale and I was just beginning to think… Continue reading Christmastime 2019


Monday Meditation: Christmas Season

'Tis the season for reflection, not just rejoicing.


2019 Avon Holiday Gift List

IIt's well past the time to consider gifts for the holidays. I am a bit late in getting my gift guide out; nevertheless, better late than never as they say. I've curated a selection of Avon items below. I've included self-care items as well as items that can be considered memorial gifts. Whether you are… Continue reading 2019 Avon Holiday Gift List


Monday Meditation: The Role of Pain

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. -Khalil Gibran Loss comes with pain; emotional and physical. Unfortunately, it is part of the process and we cannot get around it. Often, we seek ways to avoid the pain, to numb ourselves to it. Some distractions are healthy, others not. While the… Continue reading Monday Meditation: The Role of Pain


Monday Meditation: Certain Change

There is nothing permanent except change. -Heraclitus We are slowly approaching the new season and the new year, the changing of our calendar. Each year we either look toward these changes with excitement or with trepidation. Regardless, change comes. We can count on very little in life to be predictable, except change. We may not… Continue reading Monday Meditation: Certain Change

holidays, Self-Care, Uncategorized

8 Ways to Survive Post-Loss Holidays

Eight ways to handle the holiday season after loss.


Thanksgiving Meditation: Give.

For it is in giving that we receive. -Francis of Assisi We discuss gratitude quite frequently at this time of year, of giving thanks for what we are grateful to have. What if we take time to focus on the later part of the holiday's title: Thanksgiving. In giving to others we are able to… Continue reading Thanksgiving Meditation: Give.

My Story

I’M BACK! But where have I been…?

I've been away for a bit...but I'm back!

Breast Cancer Awareness, Pink Hope, Shop the Cause

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Pink Hope

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Shop Avon's Pink Hope collection and help contribute to the cause.


Monday Meditation: New Year Goals

This New Year set personal goals.


Monday Meditation: Give to Receive this Season

By giving to others out of love, we receive the things we need most this time of year: love and comfort.


Monday Mediation: Be good to your body.

Be good to your body this holiday season.


Monday Meditation: The strength in silence

Let the silence support you and comfort you this holiday season.


Monday Meditation: Gratitude & Thanksgiving

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. -Melody Beattie The holiday season is never easy when you’re grieving. No matter how recent the loss, you will always wish your loved one was there. As you celebrate Thanksgiving this week, take time on Thursday to reflection on… Continue reading Monday Meditation: Gratitude & Thanksgiving