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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.

How a “Running Away from Home Soirée” Feeds the Soul
12 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

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

Remembering a Loved One: 13 Beautiful Ideas to Keep Them Alive in Your Heart
1 year ago

Remembering a Loved One: 13 Beautiful Ideas to Keep Them Alive in Your Heart

By  •  Family

Remembering a loved one is a deeply personal experience. At the same time, one of the things that is special about our community is that we can talk about difficult topics. So, today, I want to offer 13 ways to remember someone that you have lost. I hope you find them helpful. Read More

6 Meaningful Steps to Take Charge of End of Life Care
1 year ago

6 Meaningful Steps to Take Charge of End of Life Care

By  •  Mindset

Those of us who have watched our parents slip into old age, face multiple health challenges and then pass through death’s door, know that the end-of-life journey can be tricky. Read More

Losing a Loved One: Another Year, Another Empty Chair
1 year ago

Losing a Loved One: Another Year, Another Empty Chair

By  •  Family

I love Thanksgiving. It is my favorite holiday of the entire year. I try to live a life filled with gratitude, and it’s special to have a day set aside for giving thanks – even though I practice it every day. Read More

Dealing with Loss After 60: Family History and Ambiguous Loss
2 years ago

Dealing with Loss After 60: Family History and Ambiguous Loss

By  •  Mindset

There are two kinds of losses in this life: clear loss, such as the death of a loved one where there is a body, and ambiguous loss, where the person is there – but not there. Read More

Facing Our Biggest Fears After 60: Health and Money
2 years ago

Facing Our Biggest Fears After 60: Health and Money

When we reach 60, 70 or 80 we are surprised we got here so quickly. We meant to make investment plans and take better care of ourselves along the way. What happened to the last 40 years? It’s scary, this aging thing. Read More

Dealing with a Death? Here’s How Funerals Can Bring Support and Healing
2 years ago

Dealing with a Death? Here’s How Funerals Can Bring Support and Healing

One of my cherished friends died this week at the young age of 69. One day, she was healthy as a horse and the next day she had cancer and was in pain. The pain continued over the next nearly year and a half, no matter what treatment she received. Read More