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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.

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.