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Saying Goodbye

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Saying Goodbye

Last year, I wrote a three-part series about processing the loss of my father (click here to see it).  Now that it has been more than a year since I last saw my father alive, I wanted to share something important with you that I purposely left out of my previous writings…

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Planning A Funeral: Spirituality

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Planning A Funeral: Spirituality

"Has it really been 3 months?" I ask myself.  In fact, in just a few days it will actually be four months since my father passed away.  Here is what I have experienced since my Dad's passing and what you can expect life to be like on the other side of losing a loved one...

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My Mom's Wisest Advice

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My Mom's Wisest Advice

Descending from an English/Irish mother and a fully Italian father, my Mom is a 5-foot 2-inch, blonde haired, blue eyed woman with a no-nonsense approach to life.  Being a very logical person, my Mom self-admittedly has little room for emotions.  This means that she tells it to you like it is, but always gives you the reasoning behind her way of thinking (which means that even if your heart disagrees with her on some things in the present, there is a chance that your head will decide about 10 years from now that she was right all along...).  Mulling over some of the wisdom she has imparted to me over the years, I decided to share some of my Mom's wisest advice with you in case it proves to be as helpful to you as it has been to me...

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Living Authentically

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Living Authentically

"And just like that, the house sleeps."

That's what I thought to myself as I sang my daughter to sleep in her crib while hearing my husband's snoring in the other room.  Just 30 minutes before, I had a screaming toddler that was determined not to go to bed and a husband crying out in pain from a migraine.  Based on the sounds emanating from our home, you would have thought we lived in a torture chamber!  But within just 30 short minutes, the house had fallen silent.  "Thank you, Lord," I said sincerely.  I recognized the peace that had come over our house as a blessing that shouldn't be taken for granted...

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