We Can Agree to Disagree

We Can Agree to Disagree

Since the presidential election there has been a firestorm of articles, social media posts, and heated comments and replies back and forth from extremely unhappy voters and those who feel compelled to try and change other people’s minds. What an exercise in futility....
We Can Agree On Integrity

We Can Agree On Integrity

The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home. (Confucius) In today’s society, many words that once had positive connotations now have negative connotations … religion, morals, Christian, conservative. A word that has come up recently in our...
3 Simple Ideas to Help You Live After Loss

3 Simple Ideas to Help You Live After Loss

Learning to live without your loved one is a long and difficult road to travel. Through books,support groups, blind luck, and the grace of God, I have learned many things that were of great help to me. I share three simple ideas here. I hope they help you on your...
Grief – Do I Have To?

Grief – Do I Have To?

The holidays are over and the first half of January is too … Well thank goodness! The holidays are hard. They are stressful for everyone, especially those who are missing someone who has died … a mother, father, sister, husband, son or daughter. I have...
It May Be Time to Get Over It

It May Be Time to Get Over It

During the holidays, I often wonder about the nuances of familial relationships. In other words, I wonder, “Why can’t people just get along?” The holidays are generally considered a time of friendly get-togethers complemented by bountiful meals of...
Why do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

Why do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

Why do bad things happen to good people? This question comes to mind so often in life … when you see stories on the news of people committing hateful and violent acts against one another, when you learn your co-worker’s spouse walked away from the marriage...
Be Not Afraid of Going Slowly …

Be Not Afraid of Going Slowly …

By Jennifer Hacker Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still. ~ Chinese proverb ~ Last week at a Halloween party, I found myself amazed and proud about something most parents would never imagine could be a proud moment. My son has Developmental...
The Park Next to the Cemetery

The Park Next to the Cemetery

Sometimes I have this random desire to say something about Jackson’s death, out of the blue, to someone totally unsuspecting and completely innocent. For example, today I invited my brother-in-law to join me and the kids at Raymond Russell park.  He asked,...