As I walk through this process of continuing my own life as a woman with roles as a daughter, a sibling, a mother, a wife and a friend… despite a family member’s death, I see yet another layer of heavy emotions piling on top of my disbelief and sorrow. It’s not that layers are coming off and falling aside. Oh no, the layers are accumulating, until I can barely breathe. I am finding that I don’t have time to accept or manage or “shake off” the effects of one before the next layer is there, ready to smother me. Continue reading
I don’t know how many parts there will be to this “Grief & Grieving.” Maybe 5, as in the five stages of grief? Who knew it would become a series. Or maybe, if I’m not careful, an endless litany, because I cannot control when the bouts of sadness will hit again full force. Like right now. Nothing “caused” it, and if you’ve experienced the loss of a loved one, you will likely agree with me that there is no inherent cause for grief submerged to suddenly overflow again, Continue reading
Of all the people in my life who have passed away that have been close to me, it has all been from the big C. My guess is that each of us knows at least one person who has suffered from cancer. Some, like a dear cousin of mine, and someone else, one of our close friends, fought it and won. Others, like so many of my other friends and family members, have gone to worlds beyond this one after valiant efforts to overcome.
I would like to share my recent journey with you and open up my heart to healing. You, my readers, I know, can surely offer up how you have dealt with grief and in so doing, provide a comforting blanket of words upon to rest my weary thoughts. Continue reading
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The NDE, or Near Death Experience, is a topic that popular media such as has broached as recently as this past April. The term is given credit for its existence to Raymond Moody, author of the 1975 book Life After Life.
Below you will read the autobiography of Michael Gaudet, who nearly died as a teenager. He kindly accepted my offer to contribute to my other blog, and I wanted to share it with my readers on this blog, as well. Some things are just meant to be shared.
While I have offered him authorship on this blog as well, perhaps he will take me up on it for other articles. We have yet to see!