Living Gracefully with Uncertainty and Change (#3)

By: Cara Barth This current series of discussions entitled, “Living Gracefully with Uncertainty and Change” has been built around the idea that Knowledge = Strength. Breaking down the process of grief into palatable parts through the two previous discussions entitled, “Introduction to the Process” and “The 6 Pieces of Transitional...

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Moving On

By: Thelesia Wynter It was once easy to write about my feelings of mother loss. I’m finding it harder these days as my relationship to this journey changes. At the start, my feelings were so intense and all encompassing. I could write for days about the pain, my struggles, the...

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Living Gracefully With Uncertainty and Change (#2)

By: Cara Barth In my first discussion of this series titled “Living Gracefully with Uncertainty and Change”, I presented an “Introduction to the Process” where I explained, “Everyone goes through the seasons of life” as well as the fact, “Change is the only certainty.”  As we progress into this next...

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My Story

By: Tia Wilson I turned 26 this past June. I still have very vivid memories as a 9 year old girl. Insecure. Broken. Longing. I needed someone. Anyone. To lead me and guide me. To tell me I meant something, that I was precious and valuable. Loved. My mom wasn’t...

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Changing the Mother-Daughter Relationship

By: Christine Fishel I just saw the movie Still Alice for the second time. I was filled with a strange hope at the end of my first viewing. While the main character was left tragically altered by early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, her relationship with her youngest daughter changed and deepened in...

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I Resolve to Release Myself From Bitterness

By: Christine Fishel I’m learning something new on this road to forgiveness: Bitterness is a giant stumbling block, a fallen redwood lying across my pathway. It’s too thick to go over, too long to go around. I’ve got to face it head-on. I listened to a devotion by Angela Thomas...

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Dear You,

By: Thelesia Wynter Dear you, It’s been five years since we broke up.  I know you’ve moved on and so have I but honestly I think about you all the time. At the strangest moments. I have no idea who you are anymore. I remember the guy I knew but...

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Why It Can Be Hard to Go Home For the Holidays

By: Christine Fishel When you think about celebrating the holidays with your extended family, what emotions come to mind? I hope you are filled with joyful anticipation. But I know there are many who dread these events. The mention of Thanksgiving can send some into a panic as they remember...

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