How to get through the First Holidays after Loss

The weather gets colder. The days get shorter and we know, the holidays will be here soon. Right after Mike passed,  my friends distracted me for my birthday and threw me a “surprise” party.  It was awesome.  There were lots of friends there to show me some love.  That was 3 weeks after my husband unexpectedly died. Thanksgiving 2 months later was hard when I shared the day with my kids and Mike’s family....

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How to comfort your widowed friend.

The line of fellow mourners who came to pay their respects to my family at my husband’s wake was overwhelming.  Arranged so quickly and happened so fast I felt like I was not really there. He would have been impressed that he was loved and respected by so many people from work as well as friends and family.  I spoke to people, but felt like I was just watching this happen from someplace else....

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Fall Caumsett Park New York

Change is in the air: Caumsett State Park in Autumn

Change is in the air.  I am talking about the leaves.  Really. If you don’t live in the Northeastern part of the United States you may not get to experience the glory of the changing of the seasons.  Fall is spectacular in this region.  The change from sultry humid days to the brisk chill and windy days of Autumn welcomes pumpkin beer, hot cider, apple crisp and jack-o-lanterns. Caumsett State Park is located on...

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