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  • Caregivers, the Unsung HeroesDear Friend,November is National Family Caregivers month. I would like to take this moment to express a tremendous amount of gratitude to all those who have found themselves in this role at one time or another due to unfortunate circumstances.Being a caregiver is one of the most loving and self-less acts a person can do

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  • Boost Your Immune SystemHi There,The outside temps have dropped, and the leaves are falling which means one thing… cold and flu season has officially arrived!Having children seems to increase the odds of getting sick, since school is the perfect breeding ground of nasty viruses and bacterial infections. While you can teach your kiddos to constant

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  •  It's OK to LaughHi There,Grieving is unique to the individualIf there’s one thing I’ve learned with respect to grief, it’s there is no right or wrong way to grieve. Processing and healing from grief is unique to each person as much as our DNA is unique to each of us. While we may have similar experiences and questions, our reactions and

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  •  Yes, It Really HappenedDear Friend,You are not mistaken, today is Tuesday, not Wednesday, the day I normally send out the weekly newsletter. I am sending it today, October 15, 2019, because this is the anniversary of Larry’s death. Since Larry passed away nine years ago, there have been subsequent deaths of loved ones and acquaintances. In

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  • StressIs it me, or does it seem like EVERYONE is stressed?I used to think I handled stress well. That was before Larry died, before my whole world got turned upside down and left me feeling as though my WHOLE life was one big stressor.For the longest time it felt as though I was the only one stressed. I kept telling myself as I healed my levels of

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  •  Have FaithHi There,“Have faith.” How many times have you heard that simple, yet powerful phrase? What does “have faith” really mean?Have Faith: is it real or just another social media post?Like many people, I first learned about faith from the church my family attended. Since the beginning of time, faith has been at the center of almo

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  •  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. Fr

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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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