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  • 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, ang

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  •  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

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  • 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 o

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  • 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. A

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  • Are you drinking enough water? Hello there, Living in Arizona for the last fifteen years has given me ample reason to pay more attention to my levels of hydration, especially in the summer! Dehydration can occur when you use or lose more body fluids than you’re taking in. Many people believe that when they are thirsty, it’s a good indica

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