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Still Dreaming

 Still DreamingHi there,Have you ever woken from a dream (or nightmare) and wondered what the heck does that mean? You’re not alone. After my husband, Larry, died I’ve had some dreams that filled me with a sense of peace and others that left me shaken.Where do Dreams come from?Dreams have a long history of being studied and interpreted. From ancient philosophers to current day new age beliefs, interpretations of dreams can be fascinating. Some believe your dreams stem from your sub-cons read more...

United in Grief

United in GriefSeptember 11, 2001. I’m sure you can visualize where you were that tragic morning as our country was being attacked. I was changing Henry, who was only nine months old, when I heard Larry screaming from the living room for me to come and see what was happening. We watched in horror as the twin towers collapsed.Disbelief, shock, anger, overwhelming sadness, were just a few of the emotions many people felt that day and for many days, weeks, months and years to come, as we learned read more...

Re-establish the nucleus of your family

 Re-establish the Nucleus of Your Family I shared with you before that Larry and I dated for an extended period of time (almost nine years!) before we decided to get married and have children. Obviously, things didn’t happen overnight and there were many adjustments along the way.  Our first adjustment was getting used to living with each other. Fortunately we had known each other for so long and knew each other so well that the adjustments were minor. Then came the biggest change read more...

Grief has many faces

Grief has many facesHello there,Last week I shared with you that I felt I was experiencing another realm of grief after my oldest son left for college. It made me think more about grief and that it’s not only related to death. In fact, grief has many faces.While most of my posts about grief center around the loss of my husband, Larry, there are other experiences in my life that have led to me grieving. I know I’m not alone. I imagine if you’ve lived life you too have experienced grief. Gri read more...

I’ll See You Later

I’ll See You LaterHi There,Before my husband, Larry, passed away, we lived in Arizona most of the year. We were fortunate to spend our summers and holidays in Illinois. This allowed the boys to get close with their grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. On the flip side, family enjoyed visiting us, especially during the spring training season. At the end of each visit when our guests would leave and give everybody a hug and say goodbye, Henry would usually respond with, “Bye, see you read more...

Hello, I’m Pamela Simon

Peace is not something you wish for; It’s something you make, Something you do, Something you are, And something you give away. ~Robert Fulghum

Widowed at forty-two and left to care for three young children (one with special needs) brought me to a level of despair I never thought could happen to me.

Not only did I have to maneuver through my own grief, I also had to help guide my children through theirs.

Then I faced my own health challenges. At the time of my husband’s death I didn’t understand the mind-body connection and the physical toll grief subsequently took on my body.

I’ve spent years researching and implementing health and wellness practices. While I still have some challenging days, I’m mindful to put love, faith and truth at the forefront of my life. In turn, I’m surrounded by peace and happiness.

I realize there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to healing, so through this website I’m committed to providing health and wellness tools to help you find the ones that work best for you.

I follow a holistic approach in that I recognize that each person has physical, mental and spiritual elements that comprise the whole. It’s my belief that in order to truly heal all the components of a person’s life needs attention.

I invite you to join me and take a step toward healing.

Pam Simon