Tag Archives: Books to Read

After They Die: Sorting Through Their “Stuff”

  Getting rid of someone’s stuff after they die is tough. It is an admission. For some people, it is the ultimate act of reconciling the permanence of a loss. A lot of “stuff” – baseball cards, the shirt from … Continue reading

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A Book and A Hope …

“How do I fully live when life is full of hurt?”   Are you down today? Perhaps grief and loss have derailed you and you are finding it hard to get back to a standing position, let alone getting any … Continue reading

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What to Tell Children About Funerals

  I was recently browsing through the new gift shop at Mission San Juan Capistrano, admiring the jewelry and slowly making my way to my favorite corner of the store; the book section on Grief. I’m always finding new and … Continue reading

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So, What’s a Celebrant?

  Last year I had never heard of a Celebrant. A what? What do they do? Sounds weird. Last week I walked into a room with 20 strangers, all there to learn about how to make a funeral personal & … Continue reading

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Remembering Atticus: A Tribute to Our Fathers (& You’re Invited!)

  A Father’s Day Tribute   When I thought about writing this blog for Father’s Day, I wracked my brain to come up with that quintessential father-figure. People like Walt Disney & Abraham Lincoln came to mind, but when I … Continue reading

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Journey Mercies . . . Alzheimers: Walking Into Oblivion

Journey Mercies . . . Alzheimers: Walking Into Oblivion In her book To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee beautifully wrote . . . I found this to be the case as I learned more about Barry Petersen. November is National … Continue reading

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Have You Knocked At Every Door?

Have You Knocked At Every Door? I’m reading Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. Do you ever begin a book & realize you were destined to read it at just this time in life? That’s how Les Mis feels. Yes, it’s … Continue reading

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Blindsided: a Book You Should Read

Blindsided a book you should read. A few months ago I received an email from a gal named Arlene Blix. I didn’t know her, she didn’t know me. She told me she had written a book chronicling her husband’s battle … Continue reading

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Do you Believe in Lies? I have – and I probably still do.

Do you believe in lies? I have – and I probably still do. This concept of “believing lies” is fairly new to me, something that I feel is just dawning as a realization. I have believed lies about myself for … Continue reading

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