Tag Archives: happines

The Tree

My mother died at almost 95, and I needed to walk to the tree. That’s what my son would say after we planted a Texas redbud in Riverside Park 18 years ago. His father had died two years before, when … Continue reading

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Managing the holiday rollercoaster … Emotional honesty

 Ask yourself, “What am I feeling?” You may know you feel “bad,” but are you specifically feeling sad to not see your grandmother — or your grandchildren? Anxious about being alone for the holidays? Guilty that you’re not at all upset that … Continue reading

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Honor the empty seat

Originally posted on Real Life of an MSW:
“Loneliness is the most difficult when we are surrounded by people. It is ourselves we are missing?”- calendar page Under the best of circumstances, holidays can be hard for families. Do you…

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Honor the empty seat

“Loneliness is the most difficult when we are surrounded by people. It is ourselves we are missing?”- calendar page Under the best of circumstances, holidays can be hard for families. Do you spend it with his family or yours? What … Continue reading

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