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For the Week of June 11, 2018: When You Sing, "Happy Birthday to You..."

(This week’s post adapted from one previously published in June, 2015)

Tomorrow I’ll celebrate the completion of another year of life, my age increasing as it does each June, reminding me that despite my resistance, learning to gracefully accept the aging process is unavoidable.  1,236 more words

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For the Week of June 4, 2018: What Do You Really Want to Say? -- (The Power of The Unsent Letter)

I’m gonna’ sit right down and write myself a letter

And make believe it came from you…

(song by Fred E. Ahlert & Joe Young, 1935) 1,660 more words

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Second Sowing - A Poem about Grief by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

For whom
The milk ungiven in the breast
When the child is gone?
For whom the love locked up in the heart
That is left alone? 64 more words


For the Week of May 28, 2018: Navigating Life After Cancer

Remember how far you’ve come, not just how far you have to go. You may not be where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be. 1,636 more words

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For the Week of May 21, 2018: After the Storm, Then What?

Now that spring has finally arrived, I’ve noticed a shift in my writing, one no doubt inspired by budding trees, flowers and sunshine.  It’s a sharp contrast to the writing I did during the winter, my mood dampened by grey days, cold and snow.  1,549 more words

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James Pennebaker & (the healing power of) Expressive Writing [BBC mindchangers program]

James Pennebaker & (the healing power of) Expressive Writing

– he was a social psychologist
– his experimental research shows power of journaling in helping people feel better physically & emotionally – by putting your emotions into words… 331 more words

Canberra Psychologist

For the Week of May 13, 2018: Lessons From Our Mothers

(Revised version from earlier post, Mother’s Day, 2016)

I learned from my mother how to love
the living, to have plenty of vases on hand…
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