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Storm Warnings and PTSD

sky darkens
clouds thicken
squirrels panic
birds gorge
breath freezes
cold bites
wind gusts
grocery shelves empty

Storm warnings. Do you know the signs of what’s coming when the storm is called PTSD?  675 more words

Spiritual Formation

A Smile As Unexpected Gift

Her head hung low when I first saw her.  She sat among other nursing home residents in a large gathering area, a television game show blaring nearby. 436 more words

When a White Christmas Turns Blue: Surviving Grief During the Holidays

Do you know someone working to overcome grief during the holidays? Check out Ashley Davis Bush’s great blog post on Huffington Post! 

Here’s a little snippet of it. 265 more words

Conari Press

Surviving the stigma of Suicide…

We offer here to all those who have suffered the terrible loss of a loved one to suicide the powerful words of a member of our SOS Loss Support Group.   34 more words

Hope And Healing

Befriending Winter Darkness

Thick clouds and gentle rain fell over Charleston yesterday morning.  Though it prevented my early morning run, I felt relaxed and content as I engaged in quieter indoor activities instead.  173 more words

Coping with Grief during the Holidays

When we’ve suffered a significant loss, special days and holidays may be even more difficult. It’s a tall order to feel like celebrating when we’re deeply saddened, working through our feelings, and tending to financial details.   466 more words

Wasted Time, Productive Time

I love the dark morning hours.  I love to awaken early, brew a cup of hot tea, and move to the upstairs loft, where I can be quiet, still, and alone.  224 more words