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Dealing with Grief and Fears

Grief is a part of life. This doesn’t make it easy to deal with. Maybe you have a fear of dying. Perhaps you’re dealing with the loss of a loved one. You are not alone. We’re here to help.

8 Ways to Get Organized for Life and Death
3 months ago

8 Ways to Get Organized for Life and Death

Recently, a client was telling me she’d had some bad health news. Thankfully, on further tests and following check-ups the news wasn’t so bad, but, it began a conversation on what she had learned. Read More

14 Easy Ways to Keep Funeral Costs Down
3 months ago

14 Easy Ways to Keep Funeral Costs Down

“I don’t want to pay that amount of money for something I don’t want!”

I screamed these words to the funeral director who sat opposite me on the sofa two days after my husband had died. Read More

How I Wrote My Way Through Grief: Processing the Death of a Husband or Partner After 60
4 months ago

How I Wrote My Way Through Grief: Processing the Death of a Husband or Partner After 60

By  •  Mindset

The Black Widow

After I had lost a 42-year-old husband, a 50-year-old ex-husband and a 75-year-old live-in partner, my family and friends jokingly called me, “The Black Widow.” Read More

3 Tips on How to Talk with Someone Who Is Dying
5 months ago

3 Tips on How to Talk with Someone Who Is Dying

Sylvia was becoming more and more frail. It was clear that, though in good spirits, her body was nearing the end of life. She kept having visits to the hospital and had recently had a fall which had precipitated one of these. Read More

9 Unique Ways to Remember Your Loved Ones
6 months ago

9 Unique Ways to Remember Your Loved Ones

Walking in a beautiful memorial park in Coventry, England, dedicated to the huge numbers of men killed in both World Wars, I felt the peace in the air. Read More

How a “Running Away from Home Soirée” Feeds the Soul
6 months ago

How a “Running Away from Home Soirée” Feeds the Soul

By  •  Family

I’ve been busy since my mother passed away three months ago. I have been re-orienting myself to a new status: A Parentless Adult. Read More

Why We Don’t Have to Live with Fear in Our 60s
7 months ago

Why We Don’t Have to Live with Fear in Our 60s

We don’t have to live with fear! Many people may say they do not fear anything, and so they speak and defend themselves in all situations. They state they have no fear phobias, but in truth, the fears or worries that go into daily living cause us the most stress. Read More

What’s Worse? Waiting for the End of a Loved One’s Life? Or Going on After Losing Them?
7 months ago

What’s Worse? Waiting for the End of a Loved One’s Life? Or Going on After Losing Them?

By  •  Mindset

Just recently, my second husband passed from this life, and one of my friends asked, “Would you have married again if you knew he would be gone in 6 years?” That is a hard question to answer. Read More

5 Positive Ways to Deal with Losing Family and Friends as You Age
8 months ago

5 Positive Ways to Deal with Losing Family and Friends as You Age

People leave our lives all the time. There are so many reasons why they leave, and these losses do have an impact on us, whether or not people pass away, move away or a relationship brakes down. Read More

What Losing My Mom Taught Me About Life, Love and Devotion
8 months ago

What Losing My Mom Taught Me About Life, Love and Devotion

By  •  Family

Tuesday, New York City

The call came around noon on Tuesday. It was from my son, who was in Cincinnati for business and had stopped to see his grandmother.

“Mom,” my son beseeched, “you need to get to Ohio as fast as you can. Nana’s not doing well.” Read More