Despite Your Grief, I Hope You Can Find Your Joy

It's hard to believe that it's been a whole year since my mother passed away. Time has flown by this year, but yet it still feels like it was just yesterday that I was getting the call that she died. But I don't like to think about that day often, and I know my mom … Continue reading Despite Your Grief, I Hope You Can Find Your Joy

It’s Okay If The Holidays Aren’t So Joyful

It's okay if the holidays are hard for you.  I was always someone who associated the holidays with joy. The holidays always were a joyous time for me and my family. As I got older, it became less about material items or the food and more about the time spent with some of my favorite … Continue reading It’s Okay If The Holidays Aren’t So Joyful

Keep Checking In On Others

Keep checking in on those around you. You never know who needs it. We are so good about it in the beginning, when someone experiences a loss, a trauma, or a breakup, we are so good in the beginning about checking in, seeing how that person is doing. In time though, we stop. We stop … Continue reading Keep Checking In On Others

Celebration of Life

This weekend we got to celebrate the life of my mom. We celebrated life in the most beautiful way. Typically, when people die there is a wake, a funeral and a repass. My mom was sure that she wanted none of that. My mom wanted a party where people could celebrate the life she lived. … Continue reading Celebration of Life