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jojen
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jojen commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2016
"Hi Alexandra,  I always cry while driving!  After my son died five years ago every single time I drove home from work, the airport, anywhere more than a few minutes the tears just came, seemingly with no other trigger.  Usually I…"
Sep 1, 2016
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Jul 8, 2016
Pointbass commented on jojen's blog post Five great Ted Talks about grief
"Thanks for sharing those links, really interesting seeing 5 differing perspectives on the same subject and feeling a connection with each one.  In particular, the 3rd video by Nancy Burns, "Beyond Closure", resonated strongly.…"
Jul 4, 2016
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Five great Ted Talks about grief

I found these Ted Talks about grief very interesting.  Passing along in case they may be of help to others.http://blog.walkercincinnati.com/2014/12/5-great-ted-talks-on-grief/See More
Jul 3, 2016
jojen commented on Pointbass's blog post Questions Asked and Answered
"This is very helpful.  I am usually at a loss for what to say.  I am usually dumbfounded when asked some of these questions.  Four days after Frank died a friend of his asked me what I was going to do with all of his stuff.  I…"
Jul 3, 2016
Callie2 commented on jojen's blog post Our story...
"Unbelievable, how the two of you met! It is amazing how things like that happen--the timing, the place, and the circumstances. Beautiful story. Though the ending is sad, I am sure you wouldn't trade your time together for anything. Sorry for…"
Jul 2, 2016
jojen commented on Soaring Spirits's group More Than One Loss (Multiple Losses)
"I don't know why fate seems ti single out certain people and give them more than the average share of trials and tribulations.  Many have had a much harder time than I, like you, Steve.  I get so tired of hearing all the comments from…"
Jul 2, 2016
jojen replied to Pointbass's discussion Retire? Or Not? in the group Born in the 50s
"I can't imagine having to try to work while you were caring for your dying husband!   You are more dedicated and talented than I.  I took unpaid leave, and am glad that I was able to do that.  Intermittent at first, then full…"
Jul 2, 2016
Pointbass commented on jojen's blog post Little things...
"My new friend, jojen, I'm even more sorry for your loss after reading that linked article ... if it appealed so directly to you in its content and theme that you chose to post it, then that means your relationship was much like mine. And…"
Jul 2, 2016
jojen replied to Pointbass's discussion Retire? Or Not? in the group Born in the 50s
"I am a few years behind you, but had started trying to figure out how to retire so we could travel more, etc.  I was able to reduce the number of hours I worked per week - right before he got ill.  Now I would be afraid not to work - like…"
Jul 2, 2016
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Jul 2, 2016
jojen commented on Pointbass's blog post Cleaning Out a Workspace
"I love this.  You are a great writer -- I feel like I am getting to know Bunny so well.  I am not an artist, but I am sure she is a kindred spirit.  Everybody needs to do what feels right for them.  When my son, Robert, died I…"
Jul 2, 2016
jojen replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion Introduce yourselves, please!
"I often wished I could have switched places with Frank.   He was so full of life.  Unlike Bunny, he was the picture of health until this happened.  He lived a very healthy lifestyle- very active, had not smoked, drank alcohol or ate…"
Jul 2, 2016
Slick left a comment for jojen
"Hi Sheila, my name is Angel....sorry we are meeting like this but you're so right , we have been through  a lot of the same losses..so we share much...Peace my friend.."
Jul 2, 2016
jojen commented on Soaring Spirits's group More Than One Loss (Multiple Losses)
"I found myself here after losing my husband almost a month ago to pancreatic cancer.  But my nightmare started five years ago when my 26-year old son died suddenly.  Two years ago my closest friend died of ovarian cancer.  I keep…"
Jul 2, 2016
jojen replied to Duckfan's discussion I could use some advice.
"Hi Duckfan.  I think if you feel strongly about something you should listen to your heart.  If leaving the house will help you, that's what you should do.  I lost my husband to cancer not quite a month ago so I have an idea what…"
Jul 2, 2016

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Five great Ted Talks about grief

Posted on July 3, 2016 at 3:58pm 1 Comment

I found these Ted Talks about grief very interesting.  Passing along in case they may be of help to others.

http://blog.walkercincinnati.com/2014/12/5-great-ted-talks-on-grief/

Little things...

Posted on July 2, 2016 at 5:43am 1 Comment

Someone posted a link to a story that a doctor had written about losing his wife to cancer.

http://nymag.com/news/features/cancer-peter-bach-2014-5/

This an excerpt from that and it really touched home with me.  It is all those little things that are emotional triggers for me.

“Our life together was gone, and carrying on without her was exactly that,…

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Our story...

Posted on July 2, 2016 at 3:45am 1 Comment

On January 20, 2008 I was at the Atlanta airport waiting to depart on a vacation to Thailand.  I had purchased an iPod touch to keep in contact with family here while I was away.  Atlanta was experiencing an ice storm and they had opened the doors to the homeless as shelter from the cold.  My brother-in-law had driven me to the airport the evening before because I did not want to miss my flight due to icy roads the next morning.  So it was a mixture of stranded…

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At 4:07am on July 2, 2016, Slick said…

Hi Sheila, my name is Angel....sorry we are meeting like this but you're so right , we have been through  a lot of the same losses..so we share much...Peace my friend..

At 3:30pm on July 1, 2016, Patience (Diane) said…
Welcome to Widville, jojen. I'm so very sorry for your loss, but pleased that you found us. You'll find caring support and friendship here.
Here's the best place to start: Need help using the site? Click the help link at the top of the page! You can join the Groups that fit you to connect to others with similar experiences. Share your story. Take a look at our Forum discussions where you'll find meaningful conversations taking place.
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