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Carole Brody Fleet
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  • Lake Forest, CA
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A "Grave" Situation

Posted on August 8, 2011 at 10:41pm 0 Comments

"Do not stand at my grave and weep;

I am not there. I do not sleep…"

 

Thus begins a famous and beautiful poem written in 1932 by Mary Elizabeth Frye; a verse that my late husband Mike had shared with me while battling his illness. He believed in the message and philosophies of that poem with all of his heart…as do I.

 

There are those who find a great deal of comfort in visiting the gravesites or memorial sites of their loved…

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Compare, Contrast...and Control

Posted on July 26, 2011 at 2:00am 2 Comments

Comparisons.

 

We all make them.

 

Come on, admit it…you do too. 

 

I'm not talking about comparing ourselves to the impossibly perfect images that we see in the media (how many times have I thanked G-d for airbrushing); but rather the comparisons that we make in our everyday lives.

 

For example, take my friend Teddie.  Looking about 20 years younger than her actual age and with a figure that just makes me want to give up and run to…

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The "Eternal Struggle": Death vs. Divorce

Posted on July 20, 2011 at 4:14pm 1 Comment

History in all of its forms, be it biblical or folk; fictional or pop, has certainly had its fair share of eternal struggles and conflicts: David vs. Goliath; the Hatfields vs. McCoys; Billie Jean King vs. Bobby Riggs; the Beatles vs. the Rolling Stones; the Dallas Cowboys vs. Just About Any Other Team In The NFL and of course, My Hair vs. Humidity.

 

Today I'm looking at an “eternal struggle” and conflict with which a great many widowed have taken serious issue – and with good…

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At 12:04am on May 2, 2011, Kocicka said…

Carol,

Thank you SO much for your phone call two years ago. I was truly devastated by Mark's sudden death and felt so isolated and in pain. (A doctor actually gave me a diagnosis of 'grief and loss at the karmic level'). I am slowly rebuilding my life one day at a time.

Robin

At 10:28am on February 18, 2011, Carol Scibelli said…

Hi there Carole,

  Hope you are doing well...congrats on your new book!

At 9:01am on January 11, 2011,
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Carole, we're so excited to have you and WWS here! Thanks for helping us build a terrific community for peer sharing.

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