Monthly Archives: October 2014

Inspirational Quote of the Week, 10/30/14 Grief Poem

#112 A Grief Poem She walks in beauty, like the night I stole these words from Byron, and spoke them sotto voce when She walked through the door and across the room and into my soul until Death do us in.   And Death done so, taking Her from me too soon in the fecund

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Holidays and Grieving for a Loved One: the First Thanksgiving

[Editor’s note; this is a reprint of a column I wrote last year anticipating Thanksgiving about Holidays and Grieving. I thought it was worth sharing again-LL] want to share my own experience of this with you. My young wife of 22 years died at age 42–this was some years ago–the week before Thanksgiving. She passed

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Inspirational Poem of the Week, October 23, 2014

Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning’s hush I am the swift uplifting

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Grieving Process and Pets: a different kind of Loss?

The difference between friends and pets is that friends we allow into our company, pets we allow into our solitude.  Robert Brault As one who for many years has supported bereaved animal lovers as well as people mourning the loss of human loved ones, I’m often asked how losing a pet might differ from losing

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Inspirational Quote of the Week, October 16, 2014 We Remember Them

We Remember Them At the rising sun and at its going down; We remember them.At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter; We remember them.At the opening of the buds and in the rebirth of spring; We remember them.At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer; We remember

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