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Helpful ingredients to consider:

  • A pot full fo tears
  • One heart willing to be broken open
  • a dash of bitters
  • a bunch of good friends
  • many handfuls of comfort food
  • a lot of patience
  • buckets of water to replace the tears
  • plenty of exercise
  • a variety of helpful reading material
  • enouogh self care
  • season with memoires
  • optional:  one good therapist and/or support group


  Chose the size pot that fits your loss.  It's okay to increase the pot size if you miscalculated.  Combine ingredients.  Set the temperature for a moderate heat.  Cooking times will vary depending on the ingredients needed.  Strong flavors will melt over time.  Stir often.  Cook no longer than you need to.


  • be creative.
  • trust your instincts.
  • cry when you want to, laugh when you can can.
  • freeze some soup to use as a starter for next time.
  • keep your own soup making journal so you won't forget

Serves:  One

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Comment by Benny/Jason's wife on October 18, 2012 at 1:03pm

Love this!  I'm going to pass along! Thank you!

Comment by hendrixx2 on October 16, 2012 at 6:20am

hi Janet,

Thanx, I never was one much for cooking, but this one I'm going to try....thanx for posting ((hugz))...Peace

Comment by suebru (Sue) on October 16, 2012 at 6:16am

Love this. Thanks, Janet, for sharing :-)

Comment by kimkirt (KK) on October 16, 2012 at 5:08am

Hugs, Janet! Thank you.

Comment by Suz on October 15, 2012 at 11:09pm

 I love this wise in such an everyday way.

Thanks, Janet.

Comment by bj628(Bonnie) on October 15, 2012 at 7:49pm

(((((((((((Janet))))))))   love it!

Comment by Lori on October 15, 2012 at 7:26pm

love it!

Comment by AEDforever (Ali) on October 15, 2012 at 7:23pm

Nice. Grandy is wise.

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