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In the song, “I did it my way”, Frank Sinatra makes the bold statement, “Regrets, I’ve had a few, but there again, too few to mention.” Most of us would like to say the same as we think of our life, but if we are honest, many would probably admit that we have more regrets than we care to mention. Maybe it is when people realize their mortality that they become aware of the things that are unfinished, unaccomplished or unrealized. I have noticed a pattern in listening to the stories of people who are dying or who have lost a loved one. Their regrets are more over things they HAVEN’T done than things they HAVE; unhappy that they did not do things when they had the time and opportunity. Here are some suggestions which, if followed, you will never regret: 1. Set goals and GO for them One of the things people regret most when they get old is that they did not go for what they really wanted to go for in life. Everyone has a dream, but many do little or nothing to make those dreams come true. Whether you want to travel the world, start your …

I am happy to announce that my first E-BOOK, “First you Hurt, Then you Heal”, is now available at my website bookstore at at a special introductory price. In the book, I  outline a road map for the grief journey in a series of articles that take us through the process . We begin with a chapter entitled “I Didn’t Plan for This” that gives people an understanding of what they may experience in the early days after a loss. The book then goes on to give us an understanding of grief, some insights into various situations of loss, and some strategies to help us work through the process. This book will be a helpful resource for those who are going through a grief process as well as containing much relevant and practical information for those who would like to know what they can say and how they can help someone who has experienced a significant loss. It will also serve as a basic knowledge and layman’s guide for those in the helping professions such as nurses, teachers, funeral directors and those who seek to support grieving people, young and old, through their work. “First you Hurt, Then you Heal” provides …

Someone asked me about doing a BLOG. As you know I have been posting articles and news recently as I stumble along the path of social media in order to more effectively communicate with grieving people. The best way to describe how I feel about this transition is to say … “I am moving through a dark cave without a flashlight, feeling my way!!” Don’t think I have stumbled YET, but I know that if I do that my friend and webmaster Sean is there to pick me up, dust me off and set me straight. So I said to Sean, “What do you think about me adding a BLOG. He responded, “Definitely a good idea – add a blog post.” Guess what my NEXT e mail to Sean was??? “Hi Sean, Can you please send me a few simple instructions as to HOW to post a blog?? His answer came as a surprise. “WHAT YOU ARE POSTING ON TO THE WEBSITE IS THE BLOG!” Oh really! I didn’t know that!! That’s nice!!! Stumbling in the dark … but I got a good guide!!! And here I have been wondering about how on earth I was going to produce articles …

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