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The gifts are unwrapped. Family members are packing up and going home. Christmas is officially over. And now the last piece of the holiday season is coming into place: New Year’s. I love this dark week of December. Chances are […]

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Today’s guest blogger is speaker and author BJ Gallagher. Check out her Beliefnet blog The Power of Positive Doing This Veterans Day all across the America, patriotic music is played, parades march down Main Street, speeches are given, and small […]

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I don’t know anyone who hasn’t been affected by this terrible disease in some way. The mother of my best childhood friend died from it many years ago, and I’m still haunted by the […]

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The world said goodbye to a visionary last night as news spread that Apple Computers founder Steve Jobs died. It’s an understatement to say that he was an innovator. Steve Jobs was a game-changer. His work changed the way we, […]

Today is Patriot Day. I hope you can take this day to remember the men and women who lost their lives in the tragedies of 9/11. We also honor those who fought for our country that day and every day […]

We’ve talked a lot about hope after loss on this blog. Grief in its many forms affects everyone, so I’ll always want to discuss how we can live our lives to the fullest in spite of its occasional pitfalls. In […]

April 17th this year began Holy Week. Palm Sunday, Passover, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday all lead up to Easter Sunday. I know many of you will be observing the holiday season in a variety of ways. Obviously many go […]

There is no grief like the grief that comes with loss of a child. Losing a baby before he or she has a chance at life, or even, a chance at birth, is devestating. The only people who truly understand the impact of […]

Graceful Passages is a CD of spoken wisdom and beautiful music that was designed to help people facing loss, terminal illness, or end-of-life transitions–their own or someone they care for.    Originally released in 2000, it was created to reduce […]

Guest Blog by Andrea D. Lyon A few weeks ago, my mother died. This is a life altering event for me, but that isn’t why I am writing this — I am writing this to celebrate her life. Mom’s name […]