Grief – Do I Have To?

Grief – Do I Have To?

The holidays are over and the first half of January is too ... Well thank goodness! The holidays are hard. They are stressful for everyone, especially those who are missing someone who has died ... a mother, father, sister, husband, son or daughter. I have been...

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It May Be Time to Get Over It

It May Be Time to Get Over It

During the holidays, I often wonder about the nuances of familial relationships. In other words, I wonder, "Why can't people just get along?" The holidays are generally considered a time of friendly get-togethers complemented by bountiful meals of delicious...

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Why do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

Why do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

Why do bad things happen to good people? This question comes to mind so often in life ... when you see stories on the news of people committing hateful and violent acts against one another, when you learn your co-worker's spouse walked away from the marriage and 3...

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Life is Good, Even When it’s Hard

Life is Good, Even When it’s Hard

By Jennifer Hacker A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. ~ Chinese proverb ~ Last week at a Halloween party, I found myself amazed and proud about something most parents would never imagine could be a proud moment. My son has Developmental...

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The Park Next to the Cemetery

The Park Next to the Cemetery

Sometimes I have this random desire to say something about Jackson's death, out of the blue, to someone totally unsuspecting and completely innocent. For example, today I invited my brother-in-law to join me and the kids at Raymond Russell park.  He asked, "Where is...

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