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What are you looking forward to out on the horizon?

It's important to be grounded in the present, but having things to look forward to, or goals we want to accomplish can also make us feel go…

Started by Jill

6 Apr 15, 2011
Reply by jeri

How has time helped you?

Today it is five years since Jimmy died.  Time has helped tremendously.  Even the awful anticipation of this day was not so bad.  Meeting m…

Started by Carol Scibelli

5 Apr 13, 2011
Reply by Momtofour

How do you protect yourself after losing a spouse?

I find that I have become really self-sufficient. I tell myself that I'll never let my happiness be dependent on another person's love. My…

Started by Jill

8 Apr 13, 2011
Reply by dadoffour (Floyd)


"I'm really worried someone else will die, me, or my kid."

Is this normal?

Started by Soaring Spirits

9 Apr 6, 2011
Reply by Boo

Creativity and Grief

Creativity is simply defined as taking something and doing something new with it.   IT IS NOT A WORD THAT IMPLIES SKILL, TALENT, TRAINING,K…

Started by Alive & Mortal

18 Mar 28, 2011
Reply by Soaring Spirits


Hi Everyone,   It has been snowing for days in Calgary, Canada.  We are on spring Break so out of routine and the kids are with me 24/7, al…

Started by Kane

6 Mar 27, 2011
Reply by Alive & Mortal

How do you know?

How do you know you are coping better or are in denial or in some other weird "place"?   It's been 8 weeks for me.  I'm almost finished goi…

Started by Jeanne

7 Mar 26, 2011
Reply by FuzzyBunnyFeet


I have been looking into these two viewpoints for a while now. Obviously, I along with the rest of the human race, is prone to ask the "Why…

Started by Alive & Mortal

20 Mar 19, 2011
Reply by Janine (txmomx6)

Things that make me happy!

What makes you happy? Anything that can cheer you up nearly anytime? What do you LOOOVE?? What gets you through a really hard day?   Good t…

Started by Robinmo

21 Mar 17, 2011
Reply by postal widow

How do you get past the stuck points? Having trouble stepping up... want to hear your inspiration, ideas!

As a single parent I often have trouble motivating myself to step up. Not just for me, but for my kids. and then I feel guilty for not step…

Started by celestia (Suzanne)

3 Mar 14, 2011
Reply by pegster999


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