September 12, 2019
Ball and Chain

Is Grief a Life Sentence?

The definition of “grief” has been gradually changing throughout the years, and I think it’s caused a lot of confusion. Social media hasn’t helped the situation, […]
August 22, 2019
Monkey Trap

The Art of Letting Go

Whoever has the Most Toys at the End Wins When I was young, bumper stickers about having the most toys, and posters of hearses towing U-hauls […]
July 18, 2019
home alone

Proactively Living Alone

As we age, living alone can become intimidating, especially if there are pre-existing or new health concerns that must be managed. It can also be difficult […]
March 15, 2019

Support for a Substance Addiction Death

In 2016 alone, Drug overdoses killed 63,632 Americans. Nearly two-thirds of these deaths (66%) involved a prescription or illicit opioid. Unfortunately, there aren’t many of us […]
March 5, 2019

When Pets Outlive their Owner

From the day we bring them home, our pets become part of the family. They love us, play with us and depend on us. We commit […]
February 22, 2019
Jennifer Hippensteel Author

Grief is a Personal Thing

I’ve learned a lot about grieving in the past 9 years. So much that I have found myself a bit angry at myself from time to […]
February 5, 2019

The Need for Resilience

We can’t avoid adversity. It’s part of our humanness. In fact, the First Noble Truth of Buddhism recognizes that life is not ideal. Life frequently fails […]
February 1, 2019

You Feel So Alone

You thought you were great friends; maybe even as far back as your school days. You’ve been through major milestones together, and those just made your […]
January 31, 2019
Words Have Power

The Power of Words

As humans, we have a gift that no other being on earth seems to possess. We have the ability to assign meaning to everything in our […]
January 25, 2019

A Legacy Letter in 5 Thoughtful Questions

By Janet Ogle-Mater, Personal Historian and Ghostwriter   It’s a sad fact of life that we lose loved ones before we’re ready to live without their […]
January 25, 2019
Glass half full or empty

Your Attitude, Your Adjustment

Have you ever been told you needed an “attitude adjustment,” or that you had better “change your attitude” or there would be trouble? Your attitude is […]
January 22, 2019
Vege Flower

Cooking for One can be Fun

Following the death of a loved one, eating well can seem challenging. Grief has a way of wreaking havoc with appetites, and we find it difficult […]