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The Importance of Rituals

We mark life’s important milestones with rituals – words and actions, often shared with others, that become a signpost that one stage has ended and another has begun. After death, we gather to pay...

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Signs You’re Holding On When It’s Time to Let Go

Letting go is hard. Damned hard. I first learned this as a young child, exploring my grandmother’s basement, packed to the ceiling with carefully labeled and organized items as though she was preparing to...

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The Life You Had is Gone

“The life you had is gone.” I would tell myself as a lament and in an attempt to force acceptance. “You now have the opportunity to create a new life.” I would continue, in...

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Three Reasons NOT to Seek Closure

I was good at coming up with excuses. I must send him another email (even though he didn’t respond to the first two) so that he knows the impact of what he’s done and...

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8 Years Ago Today

There’s something about the tangible signs of the passage of time that makes it all the more real. I had a precious visit with my dear friend and her daughter last Sunday. This was...

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