• Grief and Loss

    A Better Understanding of Our Grief

    My first book signing at Bank Square Books in Mystic, CT was both exciting and rewarding.  I spoke with many of my friends who stopped by to wish me luck; and I also met many new people who readily acknowledged, some for the first time in their life, that they had shared similar experiences to mine when it came to supernatural visitations after a loved one’s death. Some people were unfamiliar with my book, but were interested to discuss the hypothesis of my story; while others had heard my interview on the Stu Bryer Show @ WICH Radio Station (a podcast of the interview can be accessed by clicking on…

  • Grief and Loss

    Surviving the Death of a Loved One

    A Look at Relationships – Past and Present Since my memoir, in part, is a story of what love means to me, I thought it might be a good idea to depict my view of life and how relationships developed in the early 1960s, without the aid of social media, when dating often developed into strong bonds which led to marriages that seemed to last.  In my opinion, back then, the mindset of many teenagers was to commit to finding a compatible partner in life, settle down and raise a family. But, I also believe it was the beginning of a new generation where financial responsibilities were shifting, which began…

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    Coping with Grief and Loss Can Be Challenging to the One Who Is Left Behind

     How we cope with grief and loss is a personal issue: Coping with grief and loss is a personal issue, but until the day arrives when you become the designated recipient of this earth-shattering experience, it is impossible to understand how deep a loss can be suffered by the one who is left behind. My life, as I knew it, was about to change forever . . . when in the spring of 2015, I told my daughter that her father was diagnosed with a terminal cancer and he didn’t have long to live.  Her immediate response was that it wasn’t fair.  She actually told me she was mad at…

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