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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.

I Wouldn’t Be Caught Dead in That! 9 Tips to Help You Pick Your Last Outfit
7 days ago

I Wouldn’t Be Caught Dead in That! 9 Tips to Help You Pick Your Last Outfit

“I wouldn’t be caught dead in that!” This is such a common phrase, even if we just think it to ourselves, rather than say it out loud. Usually, it’s an invitation, Usually, it’s an invitation…
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Grief After a Loss Is Normal Until It Becomes Complicated: How Do You Tell the Difference?
1 week ago

Grief After a Loss Is Normal Until It Becomes Complicated: How Do You Tell the Difference?

By  •  Mindset

As we get older, we start losing friends and family. Sometimes we just lose touch with them, with less visits, less phone calls, less letters. Sometimes they fade away from life because of health conditions…
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Will I Be Happy Again After the Loss of My Spouse? 6 Tips to Help You Embrace the New You
1 week ago

Will I Be Happy Again After the Loss of My Spouse? 6 Tips to Help You Embrace the New You

By  •  Family

Just after the loss of a spouse, we are often absolutely certain that we will never be happy again. Even if it felt remotely possible, being happy again would feel like an insult to our beloved…
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Why We Don’t Have to Live with Fear in Our 60s
2 weeks 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

7 Practical Ways to Set Yourself Up for a Good Death
2 months ago

7 Practical Ways to Set Yourself Up for a Good Death

I never thought about death much, other than as a concept, until my husband was diagnosed with cancer in 2010. Then it made its entrance with a bang. Even though he was 65, it felt far too young to be contemplating death. Read More

To Exist or to Grow? Choosing to Live a Fruitful Life in the Face of Loss
3 months ago

To Exist or to Grow? Choosing to Live a Fruitful Life in the Face of Loss

I’ve heard many times that aging is about loss, and I don’t disagree. But I would offer that it’s also about hard-earned gains – which are often the result of those losses. It’s true that with time life throws us curveballs…
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Finding Your Way After Losing a Spouse
3 months ago

Finding Your Way After Losing a Spouse

By  •  Mindset

I had several milestone events that occurred during my husband’s bout with Stage IV cancer. I turned 60 the December before he died. Many friends came together and surprised me with a beautiful party, but I missed not having my husband there by my side, as he was at home, in hospice care. Read More

Facing Your Fears After 60 with Positivity and Action
3 months ago

Facing Your Fears After 60 with Positivity and Action

You’re afraid of breaking a hip when you fall. You’re saying good-bye to dear friends, who’ve lost their battle with cancer. You worry if you’re forgetting words like you always have, or if it’s becoming a pattern. Read More

Do You Offer Comfort the Wrong Way? In Grief, Every Word and Deed Counts
3 months ago

Do You Offer Comfort the Wrong Way? In Grief, Every Word and Deed Counts

By  •  Mindset

There is no gentle way to say this: My husband and I lost three special friends within a two-week period. Their ages: 83, 72, and 65. Two had health issues, but their deaths were nevertheless unexpected…
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Cremation 101: What Do You Really Need to Know About That Funeral
3 months ago

Cremation 101: What Do You Really Need to Know About That Funeral

There is no aspect of funeral service as misunderstood as cremation. The biggest misconception is that cremation precludes any and all funeral services. Nothing could be further from the truth…

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