Tag Archives: Self Care

3 Things We Say at the Mortuary

3 Things We Say at the Mortuary   Usually when people think of the funeral profession they think about the sadness associated with our position and have trouble going (or don’t want to go) beyond that. But beyond the grief … Continue reading

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“Man Up”: Re-Defining How Men Grieve

“Man Up”: Re-Defining How Men Grieve   There is a scene in a movie I wish to describe. Two men are walking on a baseball diamond towards home plate on a setting sun in Iowa. One of the men bends … Continue reading

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As You Toast To The Holiday Season, Don’t Forget To Designate A Driver

As You Toast To The Holiday Season, Don’t Forget To Designate A Driver Today I had to take my car to the dealer for an 80,000 mile service.  I was given a voucher for a complimentary rental car.  I gave … Continue reading

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“Thanks” Comes Before “Giving”

I’ve been reflecting on the upcoming months as I begin to plan my holidays around my parents and my in-laws, pray my brother can make it to each gathering, consider menu options & ponder what gifts to give. I love … Continue reading

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Spring Forward, Fall Back: Pushing Through the Setbacks

Spring Forward, Fall Back   Spring Forward…Fall Back… Here in California that is an easy way to remember which direction to set the clocks when the time changes. But for me, this phrase pertains to a lot more in my … Continue reading

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When the Holidays Mean Pain: Grieving During the Holiday Season

When the Holidays Mean Pain: Grieving During the Holiday Season The holidays are right around the corner. How could we miss the reminders? Inserts of coupons for Halloween candy filling the Sunday newspaper. Noticeably increasing numbers of television commercials showing … Continue reading

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Tanya Brown: My Story

My story begins in the summer of 1994. On the night of June 12th, my sister, Nicole Brown Simpson, was murdered. My pain was indescribable and insurmountable. Because of the notoriety, it became difficult for me to go through the … Continue reading

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Journaling: The 5 Year Plan

I began journaling when I was 5. I have loved writing and recording the memories of my day for a long time. Writing down the day’s events was a delight to me every night. Between the ages of 5 and … Continue reading

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“Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”: 5 Things You Can Do To Bounce Back From The Blues

“Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” 5 Things You Can Do To Bounce Back From The Blues   Something that may surprise those who interact with me on a daily basis is that I once suffered from debilitating … Continue reading

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“Can you Walk, Talk, and Chew Gum?”: The Myth of Multitasking

I can’t multitask!  I’ll be the first to admit it.  I have resigned myself to the fact my brain can only focus on one activity at a time.  There should be a thought bubble over my head that reads “occupied” … Continue reading

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