Loss of Mother Poem

Loss of Mother Poem Now that I am gone, remember me with smiles and laughter. And when you need me, put your arms around anyone and give to them what you need to give to me. There are so many who need so much. I want to leave you something — something much better than words or sounds. Look for me in the people I’ve known or helped in some special way. Let me live in your heart as well as in your mind. You can love me most by letting your love reach out to our loved ones, by embracing them and living in their love. Love does not die, people do. So, when all that’s left of me...

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Holiday Grief

Whether it's the first year or the twentieth, our loved ones are still missed at the holidays. We want them to be remembered, we want their name spoken, we want memories of them shared. Our friends and relatives may want to avoid our grief. They may want to avoid us. We remind them of the trauma that we live with every day. We may bring them down. Oh well, we cannot control what other people think or do...So, my advice is this... (more…)

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Cultivating Kindness

Kindness seems like an easy subject for a blog post, but actually it's quite complex. It's not all kittens, flowers and rainbows. I gave a great deal of thought to how I would approach the subject. I am not the kindest person I know, but I do have my moments. When I was in my early twenties, I had more of a knee-jerk reaction to other people when they were displaying behavior I saw as (more…)

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