The power of forgiveness

Recently I presented a webinar on Forgiveness to a large company, in conjunction with the company’s employee personal and family outreach program.  The online format provided a much more personal and insightful interaction on the subject than a physical workshop.  In fact, I found the attendees to be more forthcoming about their personal situations since their engagement was anonymous. This virtual approach provided the attendees a vehicle to share their personal situations in a safe Read More …

The Rabbit Hole

As humans, to say that all of us grieve differently when faced with the loss of a loved one would be a fair statement. To try to compare your loss with someone else’s loss would be a disservice to both; yet often we seem to gravitate towards people who are experiencing a similar loss. That’s primarily due to us knowing that someone else might understand how we feel, likening our personal reactions to grief. In Read More …

Flesh and Fur: Losing a pet is just as painful

Upon returning to work following the sudden death of my 32-year-old husband, I ran into a co-worker in the hallway. During our first interaction since the untimely death, I was expecting an awkward hug (personal versus professional interaction) and the usual comments – “Sorry for your loss;” “We will all miss Rod;” “Is there anything I can do to help.” Instead, I was dumbfounded when the first words he shared were, “I know exactly what Read More …

Current and Relevant

You might wonder how these words relate to those who are experiencing a personal crisis or grieving the loss of someone they loved. Being current exemplifies belonging to the present time and relevant is defined as being closely connected to the matter at hand. Therefore, “current and relevant” means living in the present and being applicable to life. As forward thinking as most of us are with the abundance of electronic devices at our finger Read More …

Rachel, are you over your loss?

For years, I have pondered the true meaning of that question. Why would someone who loves, cares or respects my wisdom ask that question? Clearly they have not experienced a significant loss because if they had that question would never be asked. Twenty- three years ago my young husband passed away suddenly from arrhythmia leaving me with a 2 year-old daughter to raise. While our daughter is grown living in NYC, I am happily remarried, Read More …