The Expression and Sharing of Grief

Archive for January, 2012

The Expression and Sharing of Grief

“When my middle daughter, Nava, was diagnosed as having developmental disabilities, I went through this grieving process intensely; and I could not have done it alone.  I had the help of a wonderful grief therapist, Dr. Ken Moses. “ I ranted over and over again, I emoted intense feelings of rage, jealousy, bitterness and the Why […]

Grief – A Normal Part of Life

This is a follow-up to my previous post on Loss.  Before we can let go of what was and move on to the reality of what is, we first have to grieve the loss.   It is the confronting and working through of the painful feelings that eventually enables the freeing up of the bond to […]

Loss – A Prelude to Growth and Change

As you know, I am fascinated with how people respond to adversity.    We all have our share of ‘stuff’, some seemingly more than others, but it’s in the How we go about living through it that is of great interest to me.  As I once read in a book called Why Me by Pesach Kraus, […]

Life’s Reminder

Death waves its hand in my face.  It’s a reminder, a pointer – “are you living well while you can?” Three weeks ago, I eulogized my father.  Today I listened to eulogies of a friend’s mother at her funeral and burial. I have to admit, I like hearing eulogies.  I like hearing the mark people […]

Rebuilding My Life- Introducing Myself as Interviewee

Today I am the interviewee of life coach Laurie Wallin who specializes in working with parents of children with special needs.  I invite you over to 5 Minutes for Special Needs to read the interview in full.   Rebuilding Life – An Interview With a Pro Who “Gets” Us Written on January 17, 2012 by […]

Building Resiliency in Our Children – Allowing for the 3 Fs

“Don’t smother each other. No one can grow in the shade.”  Leo Buscaglia Part of building and rebuilding one’s life is helping one another do the same. But what does Help mean?   Does it mean doing For someone or helping them attain the skills and tools so they can do for themselves. “Give a man […]

How Do You Give?

I am pleased to share with you my guest post featured today on Alex Blackwell’s inspirational blog, The Bridgemaker.   “No one has ever become poor by giving.”  Anne Frank I recently heard a rabbi give a sermon on Giving of oneself and doing good deeds (the Hebrew word is ‘hesed’ meaning loving kindness, acts […]

Rising Above Disabilities

I like to follow up my interviews with a powerful and important take-away idea.  There are many in Michael Hingson’s interview. What a gift it is to be able to go beyond one’s disability and not let it be the identifying label.   As we know, labels put us in boxes.  They imprison us and keep […]

Interview with Michael Hingson

“The real story, in my mind, isn’t how I got out of the World Trade Center, it’s how I got there in the first place.” Michael Hingson I am honored to present to you Michael Hingson, a most inspirational man who lets nothing get in the way of his living life to the absolute fullest.  Indeed […]

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