Thoughtful Thursdays

What I Learned about Grief, Healing, and Resilience During the Holidays

What I Learned about Grief, Healing, and Resilience During the Holidays

The event was several years ago, but I remember it often, especially during this time of year. I was invited to a seminar on dealing with loss during the holidays. Although I was interested in the topic, it was its title that sealed my attendance: Meeting Grief with Grace. I would have never imagined those […]

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Thanksgiving Turkey Disaster Now Family Folklore

Thanksgiving Turkey Disaster Now Family Folklore

This week’s inspiration comes from a story* that is now a family classic. Wince, chuckle, enjoy, and please share with me any of your family’s turkey traumas! ———- My sister, Rachel, and her family had flown in for their annual holiday visit. I wanted to create a special meal for them that included family favorites […]

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The Struggle with Acceptance. And Lightbulbs.

Although the conversation happened weeks ago, his words stuck with me. We’d just shared a meal together and were updating one another on recent life happenings: He had a friend whose health was declining. I had a friend who was struggling with a difficult work environment. We both had a common friend who was going […]

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