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An Eclectic Life

Living Fearlessly

Grief, like most life changing experiences, teaches us something. Fully realizing that people I love will one day die and that "those sort of things" do NOT only happen to other people drove home the fact that to live well means to live more fearlessly and to fear...

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The Power of Story

I tell my grief story so that others will be more comfortable in telling theirs. Many thanks to Becky at The Death Dialogues Project for giving me the opportunity to share my story, laugh a little and speak candidly about why we need to collectively move forward in...

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Things I didn’t know- Living with Cancer (part 3)

Skip me to the front of the line It started as just one more follow-up phone call to our insurance company to determine the status of my husband’s request to have a chemotherapy drug approved for coverage.  After engaging in yet another conversation that left the...

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Things I didn’t know (Living with Cancer Part 2)

OMG- I didn’t know about pre-authorized medications (drugs) Pre-authorized or prior authorization refers to the list of medications insurance companies will automatically cover through the insured’s drug plan. Insurance companies argue that this practice ensures...

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The Old Normal

There is no such thing as returning to an “old normal.” The moment in which a “new normal” comes into being is also the moment in which the old normal ceases to exist. New normals and shifts challenge old ways and give rise to new ideas and knowledge.  Once we know...

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Things I didn’t know (Living with Cancer)

Learning to live with cancer or any other illness is indeed about "learning". (depositphotos_173920254) Ten years ago, I wrote this piece but didn't publish it. I was too afraid to talk about all the screw-ups (learning opportunities) that happened as my late husband...

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Hope

What if…             we exhaled and let go of that breath we are all collectively holding? What if…             we recognized that we are all struggling, and...

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The Lighting of Three Candles

Though we may not be able to gather in our usual way this holiday season, it is still important to come together. Ritual is one way to connect with those we love. I hope this post from 2018 inspires you to create your own new ways of staying connected. -From the...

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2020: A Sense of Accomplishment

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash We tend to associate a sense of accomplishment with doing or completing a task or project. Whether its painting a bedroom or hitting a million in sales, when we reach a goal we feel happy, proud and self-confident. For some people it...

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My Inner Crone

As I grow into my inner crone My hair will become silver, long and curls will abound The challenge will be to see if frizz wins out or if my crowning crone glory will simply become luxurious big hair I am grateful for the plethora of hair products that tame, sculpt...

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Widow Wednesday #13

Creating the life we want after loss is an ongoing process that involves intentionally engaging in situations that are new and unfamiliar. Fail forwards teach us to pivot to a happier life.

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