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Death is an Abstract Concept

“Mommy…”  “Yes, mi amor?”  “I don’t want to die.”

It’s hard to find the words to explain death to a 5-year-old.  Many people try to give me advice when I express my frustration, but I think I have a rebuttal to every piece.  619 more words

Pet loss – let’s feel free to talk about it

I have always felt strongly about the connection between adolescent’s loss of a pet and depression or at least grief. So much so, I held a talk for the public about pet loss and grief. 843 more words


Goodnight, Sweet Friend

Warning! This week’s post will be sad…and hopefully sweet, as well.

I would like to dedicate it to my cyber-friend Missy, from Missy’s Crafty Mess, to whom thanks are long overdue. 247 more words

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