Tag Archives: death

Grief: 3 years on

When two significant people in your life have death anniversaries 6 weeks apart, odds are pretty good you’ll get emotionally walloped in any given year. Last year was my mom’s one-year death anniversary, so I was pretty wrecked in January 2013. This year, I prepared for mom’s day, and instead… Read On

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Air Prayers: taking good intentions to the next level

Back in June, I had the delightful surprise of being contacted by Christine Marzullo, the founder of Air Prayers.  She started Air Prayers after her father passed away suddenly, in 2004. What I love about Christine’s organization, is she has tapped into the value of energy through prayer. She felt… Read On

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I’m Published!

Now that the dust has settled a bit, I can get back to my exciting new– two of my poems were published in Alaska Women Speak literary journal! I’ll post excerpts here. The first is a free verse poem, written before I ever knew how bad off my mom was… Read On

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Dreams Tell The Truth

…well for me anyway. I’ve had so many dreams in the last month that have all had sincere significance or actually come true that it’s almost creepy. The folks at Psychic Horizons school in San Francisco said that everybody has psychic abilities, but like all things the skill needs to… Read On

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The Last Few Weeks…

Well, it’s been a trip, that’s for sure. Losing my mom has been an exercise in rollercoaster riding. The ups & downs have been tremendous. Intellectually, I knew this. But until a person goes through it, sometimes the symptoms aren’t clear until they pass. My apologies, dear readers for not… Read On

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The Physical Side of Grief

Ok, this is the 3rd 4th time I’ve tried to start this post. Writing while watching a Chicago Blackhawks game is a bit distracting, but still. I can’t think of anything cheeky or cool to write about what I’ve experienced in the last 3 weeks. It was tough all the way… Read On

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Eulogy for Margarita M. Krupa, 7/16/45 – 1/4/12

If you’d like to view a complete obituary for my mom, please go to the “obituaries” link on http://www.petkusfuneralhomes.com/ and type in “Krupa” in the search field. It didn’t seem right to re-post the obit here, but many people were inspired by my eulogy speech on Sunday, so I thought I’d… Read On

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Things We Take For Granted

In this season of giving, I’m unable to give my time or money to charities and community groups like I normally do. Instead, my “group” is my mom; my efforts all for her comfort. When facing someone who’s dying, the gifts I receive far outweigh any measure of comfort I… Read On

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Open Letter to Joe Wright, Director of “Pride And Prejudice” (2005)

Facing a loved one who is dying is not for the feint of heart. Amongst my mom’s physical discomfort, delirium, and fear of death, she has managed to find what comforts her & cling to that. One of these comforts just so happens to be the film Pride and Prejudice,… Read On

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The Beginning of My Day – Dec. 4, 2011

It took me a week to edit this because there is so much going on caretaking for my mom. It doesn’t reflect how I feel today, but once I post the next video, you’ll see how each day can go here. For those of you not in the know, I… Read On

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