From Joey’s Mom to His New Forever Home

From Joey’s Mom to His New Forever Home Loss again…Joey The Cat left today for his new forever home. Here is his story I helped him write for his new forever family… My name is Joey. Sometimes my mom fondly calls me Joey The Cat. I was found hanging around someone’s backyard. They couldn’t keep me. […]

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 […]

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 heart is open to new possibilities, but I will always miss you. When I see couples together and I feel jealous. […]

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 myself, but it hurts. I can’t help you if you don’t want to be helped and you can’t blame me for how you feel. We are at […]

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 as a surprise. But that’s not what I wanted to talk about because Dad wasn’t the sick person we saw the past two years. He […]

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 After Death: Death, Grief, Mindfulness and Meditation. Two more are slated for publication in November and December, and I’ve been commissioned to write another two. They’re all […]

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, but I also knew I had to be happy with myself before I could share my life with someone else. This time last […]

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 on the page.  Some days I slip back, but now I feel like I’m taking three steps forward […]

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 scenarios of what I think could happen based on my most anxiety-provoking thoughts, as if they are happening to me right now. I have […]

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 knocked down you want to say “This is too much! I can’t keep trying to get up!’ OR… you can seek ways to make your […]