Holidays

December 2, 2015
Grief During the Holidays: 5 Ways for Adults and Children to Remember

Grief During the Holidays: 5 Ways for Adults and Children to Remember

Each year as we prepare for and pass by our Candlelight Service of Remembrance I am confronted with the multitudes of losses experienced in our community in […]
May 8, 2015
Mother’s Day Without Mom

Mother’s Day Without Mom

Mother’s Day without Mom, it changes everything. What do you do? How do you “celebrate” the day? It is my mom’s first Mother’s Day without her […]
December 17, 2014
Handling the Holidays: Adjusting to the Loss

Handling the Holidays: Adjusting to the Loss

For some of you, this is not the first holiday where you will be missing people you love. You “survived” the holidays last year but maybe […]
June 11, 2014
Learning from my Four Fathers

Learning from my Four Fathers

Four Fathers I get a haunting pit in my stomach now when Father’s Day approaches. Don’t get me wrong, I love the holiday, but working at […]
May 6, 2014
Mother’s Day for the Grieving

Mother’s Day for the Grieving

I recently came across a friend requesting prayers for a family in her community. When asked about what happened she shared the news that the family’s […]
February 11, 2014
A Tale of Two Grandmas: Alone & Loneliness

A Tale of Two Grandmas: Alone & Loneliness

My grandmas lost their husbands within 6 months of each other. One of them had, in her lifetime, sailed across the Pacific Ocean taking 4 years […]
December 24, 2013
My Grandpa Died Yesterday: When Christmas is a Blur

My Grandpa Died Yesterday: When Christmas is a Blur

Some of us have been dreading Christmas this year. Seeing the happy commercials on television, hearing people talk about holiday parties and gift shopping has felt […]
December 18, 2013
You Know You’re in SoCal for Christmas If . . .

You Know You’re in SoCal for Christmas If . . .

If you’ve lived in California long enough, you’ll be nodding & laughing as you read down the list of only in Southern California Christmas Traditions: – […]
December 4, 2013
We Lit Nine Candles: The Remembrance Service

We Lit Nine Candles: The Remembrance Service

On Tuesday night we held our 12th Annual Candlelight Remembrance Service at the Laguna Hills Community Center. These evenings are unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before. […]