Grief During the Holidays: 3 Steps to Find Peace, Strength and Joy

I texted my spouse this morning. Here’s what I wrote verbatim: “Feeling very aware of today. It was the day my mom confirmed her decision by not going to dialysis. Yesterday was the day you went to the hospital to help her make her decision. Tonight is her last meal. [...]

Grief During the Holidays: 3 Steps to Find Peace, Strength and Joy2018-04-24T19:56:15+00:00

3 Questions to Help You Create a Meaningful Life

“What is the best time to do things?” “Who is the most important one?” “What is the right thing to do?” Taken from my son's book titled, "The Three Questions” by Jon J. Muth, a young boy named Nikolai asks these three questions in an attempt to learn how to [...]

3 Questions to Help You Create a Meaningful Life2018-04-25T19:04:32+00:00

One Valuable Question That Can Reshape Your Attitude

Tomorrow, I celebrate my four year old son's birth day. Two days later, I will attend the burial of my deceased brother in law. As I put together birth day gift bags for my son's classmates this evening , I reflected on how just an hour before,  I read a book to [...]

One Valuable Question That Can Reshape Your Attitude2018-04-25T22:58:42+00:00

Joy and Pain

Last week, I walked into work on a particularly lovely day. The sky was an extraordinary blue; the air, warm without being oppressive. A slight breeze jostled the branches of the trees. From my car to the office, I marveled at this quiet beauty and peace. Suddenly, I stopped, nearly [...]

Joy and Pain2018-05-02T21:26:08+00:00

How to Respond to Your Partner’s Grief

My dear friend lost her father to cancer two weeks ago. Everyone who knew them appreciated their father-daughter relationship. Sweet, connected, intimate and loving. She now lives with a broken heart. When speaking to her the other day, she said, "I feel so lost.  Mark (her husband) doesn't know what [...]

How to Respond to Your Partner’s Grief2018-05-02T21:24:17+00:00