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life, death & choices

LIFE, DEATH & CHOICE When life hangs in the balance we often associate choice with maybe our physician, EMS, 911 operator. Most of us hope never to have to be in the position where our life hangs in the balance. Usually the pattern we have chosen in life is often the choosing will in death, […]

true or false, socially acceptable-posting condolences

Social Media has itself received a lot of negativity in recent months, in respect to posting pictures – of life altering events, such as car crashes, accidents, hell even a recently deceased individual. Authorities are asking society as a whole to think before they “Post”. I question this one as really, they need to ask?

water bugs and dragonflies

There are so many sites now about grief and the journey, it is astronomical. OKAY… maybe the distance between the centre of the earth and sun is a bit far fetched, but you get the idea.

the hidden grief

I have kept this blog of loss, grief and what to do next till this Sunday Share for a very good reason, as my milestone birthday comes in a couple days and I turn 50, it also brings to light a different form of grief, “The Hidden Grief”. You see for those readers that do not know this, I was adopted. The term used growing up loving by siblings was “the chosen one”. 50 years ago on August 1, 1967 I was born Darla Tina, my birthmother at that time had a grief of her own, one that she had to go through in silence and secrecy, but it was still a grief and loss.

the new you

Each and everyone one of us change after a death, especially if it is a close loved one. What we do with our grief is what makes us individuals.

the balancing act, centre stage at the circus…..

is a company of performers who put on diverse entertainment shows that include clowns, acrobats, trained animals, trapeze acts, musicians, dancers, hoopers, tightrope walkers, jugglers, magicians, unicyclists, as well as other object manipulation and stunt-oriented artists. Lately this is my life, except for the trapeze act and dancers, it is pretty much covered.

support groups, friends and fine wine…for you mom

Of lately, I have noticed a lot of programs coming together to support loved ones after a loss. AWESOME! There was a time I remember when there was maybe one or two in a community that was a “Grief or Bereavement “Group, and many times it was in a church or hall basement. That was how it was for me 10 years ago this week.

it’s never easy…..

Someone passes away, dies, and all of a sudden you are in a vortex going in a straight line one moment and curving the next. You’re standing still, and life around you is moving forward. It’s never easy, and seldom are we prepared.

i quit !

When do we call it quits?\r\nHave you ever questioned yourself? Wondered if you have had enough? Thought to yourself\r\ncan I take anymore? I think at some point in life, we all have, each and everyone of us have\r\nreached our wits end, thinking enough is enough.