Paying Homage: Who was he?

I recently took part in a memoir writing course, hoping it would help me write the memoir I’ve been struggling with – about my life with Bob, my husband who died four years ago June 8th, and grief, and whatever else this book will be when I write it. But I just can’t seem to get the writing down in any way that isn’t jumbled. I tried to write a [...]

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I will always miss you

It's been almost four years and my heart still aches. I will always miss you. I am in a different place than I was four years ago, but I will always miss you. My [...]

You Hurt Too

Sometimes on our journey we meet people who are also grieving. They inadvertently hurt us with their grief.   I know I am stronger because I don't blame [...]

Eulogy for my Dad

Eulogy for my Dad Friday, October 7, 2016 Dr. Murray Boles, August 27, 1928-October 5, 2016 As many of you know our dad's passing on Wednesday [October 5, 2016] came [...]

Learning from loss

I've been writing blogs about my journey for a website called Headspace. Right now I have blogs two posted:  Till Death Do Us Part: Living the Vows of Marriage and Life [...]

A new beginning

My friend tells me if you send out ‘intentions’ to the ‘universe’ for things you want, they will be fulfilled. I knew I wouldn’t be alone for the rest of my life, [...]

May his memory be a blessing

So many days and dates have passed. A year from when I was in the hospital came and went. I meant to acknowledge it and I did, in my head, but not through my fingers - words [...]

I am anxious about…or am I?

I am taking part in a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy group for Anxiety. The idea it to desensitize you to your  anxiety by revising them. The first step is to write down [...]

The Magic: Happy is a Choice

The ability to be happy has always be there for me, but I've never wanted to carry through. Sometimes it's easier to wallow in self-pity and depression. Every time you get [...]

One Day at a Time Part III

CBT FOR DEPRESSION: How I've Changed June 23, 2015 I haven’t been truly depressed for a while. I have sad days and moments of depression, but they pass [...]

One Day at a Time Part II

This is the second post about my learning outcomes and how I've changed following Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Depression. When I finished the program I was asked [...]