My Heartfelt Support for Life after Grief

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Twenty-five years ago I lost my family. My husband Albert, and my sons Justin and Jared were on their way home from a super bowl party when a drunk driver crashed into them. In my last post, I explained how this shocking experience caused me to freeze up and lose my ability to breathe. It took me a while for it to become automatic again, not sure exactly when that happened, but it did. This is something we take for … Read More

The 30 Seconds of Fame I Wish I Never Had

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In 1998, six years after the loss of my family, the women’s magazine, Marie Claire published my story in an article titled “Will a drunk driver kill someone you love?” I thought I would share their words today, the 25th anniversary of their deaths. Albert and I were high school sweethearts, deeply in love with each other and our two wonderful sons, Justin and Jared. The nucleus of our world was the family until January 26, 1992, when my husband … Read More

24 Ways to Use Your Life to Honor the Legacy of your Beloved

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    After the sudden loss of my family, I had this moment while miserably sick on the couch… All I craved was a simple cup of hot tea made be my late husband. It was then, that the realization hit home – from this point forward, I was responsible for the whole enchilada of me. It was up to me and only me to figure out the next steps of my life, starting with making the cup of tea. … Read More

Grief and the Holidays

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The holidays are upon us once again. There’s no reprieve from the reminder – grocery, department stores, pharmacies and even your favorite coffee shop are dripping with twinkling lights, garlands, menorahs, enticing holiday smells of latkes and peppermint, and beautiful gifts specially purchased and wrapped, just waiting to be opened. If you are approaching this holiday season without a loved one, and I don’t care if It’s a recent loss or happened many years ago, it’s a difficult time. For … Read More

Let Food Be Thy Medicine

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  Like most teenagers, my 16-year old’s diet outside our home is one that would make Michelle Obama cringe as Cheetos and Cheeze-It’s, the other orange food group as I jokingly refer to it, are NOT IN THE PLAN.   Fortunately, for Kate, I prefer the outside grocery isles and would let her starve if she doesn’t like what I have lovingly cooked. Today, the semi-vegetarian style of eating I cook and crave is commonly known as “flexitarian”. So, flexitarian … Read More

Got Grief? Psst…It’s much more than bereavement and how to know.

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News Flash, World…. You’ve got grief. We’ve all got grief.   As a collective, we’ve gotten the concept mixed up, assuming it’s exclusive to bereavement. The truth is that grief is so much more…. Defined by the gurus behind the Grief Recovery Method, “it is the conflicting feelings caused by the change or end of a familiar pattern of behavior.” So, yes, it’s normal to feel loss after the death of a loved one, but it’s equally as common to … Read More

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