Tag Archives: Loss and grief

When Your World Tilts on Its Axis

I didn’t think Donald Trump could win. I was wrong. I held my view for two reasons. First, I didn’t believe the country would elect someone with such apparently extreme viewpoints. I was wrong     Second, the pollsters said … Continue reading

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This is My Life Now

Do any of these lamentations fit? I used to be married or had a relationship. I used to have a job I liked. I used to have more money. I used to have lunch with mom every Sunday but she … Continue reading

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How Shall I Bear So Much Happiness!

In Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice, the eldest sister of the Bennet family, Jane, has only just become betrothed to Mr. Bingley, the man she has been in love with since first meeting him. Jane’s family, while having some financial … Continue reading

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Life Sucks, Doesn’t it?

Sometimes people say, “you are choosing to be depressed.” It’s insulting to people who feel depressed. Who would choose to be depressed? Life can be depressing at times. It can make you feel low, worthless, hopeless, all kinds of bad … Continue reading

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What Don’t Kill You …

You know the cliché: “What don’t kill you makes you stronger.” Sounds really wise. It’s meant to buck people up when something goes wrong or they are having a rough time. The problem is, much of the time, it isn’t … Continue reading

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Happiness is All (Mostly) in Your Head

There is a blog I have been following, called the Happsters. It’s about happiness. Check it out. There is happiness and then there are things that make you happy (or unhappy). Most people are chasing the things that make them … Continue reading

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Futile Frugality

You know how it is. You have a bottle of ketchup (mustard, dish-soap, whatever) and it has some left in it. You have a brand new bottle but the Scrooge in you will not let you open the new bottle … Continue reading

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