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Ribbons & Remembrance Rituals

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

 

Hi Everyone,

In addition to being prime time for fall foliage, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Everyone knows someone who’s life has been impacted by this disease. Breast Cancer is the diagnosis received by almost 250,000 of the 850,000 women who.

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Love Lives On

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Today, October 10th, 2017, is the long-awaited day that Amazon starts shipping copies of my book, When You Lose Someone You Love. It’s filled with excerpts from the grief journals I kept after my husband died, and is a gift of comfort for anyone.

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Sometimes There Are NO Words…

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Almost a year ago, in my blog Brokenhearted Dawn, I wrote “The worst mass shooting– 49 killed and 53 wounded– in our country’s history happened Sunday night, right here in Orlando where I live. Like many in our community, I feel somewhat shell-shocked; this hit a little.

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The Art of Remembrance

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

 

Hi Everyone,

I feel incredibly blessed to live in a country where we have the freedom to make choices: where we live, what we buy, how we dress, the type of work we do, who we love, and so much more. We are free to choose our faith, our friends,.

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“There’s Just No Telling How Far I’ll Go!”

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Hi Everyone,

I am so incredibly proud of my daughter, Samantha Trattner, who graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Florida this week, that I had to share a few photos from her graduation. Here is Sam right after her graduation, making the classic USF “Go Bulls!” hand.

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Go for the Glitter!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hi Everyone,

I was inspired by all the people who shared the wonderful ways they embellished my new line of Zenspirations® Coloring products, and decided that I wanted to ‘play’, too! I started by using the Koi® Coloring brushes to color one of the frames. I shared this photo with.

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Legacy

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Hi Everyone,

I was blessed to have been married to an incredible man for 29 years; this past Friday would have been his 59th birthday. I miss him terribly, but try to see each October 21st as an opportunity to celebrate his life, honor his legacy, and remember him and the.

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The Journey from Grief to Gratitude

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Hi Everyone,

To honor the memory of my husband, Andy Trattner, who died five years ago this week, I wanted to share some of what I’ve learned on my Journey from Grief to Gratitude. This is a very long post, and I hope it will bring comfort to those of.

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Barbi’s Butterflies

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Hi Everyone,

My friend Barbi, who would have turned 75 today, was an incredible human being. Through the years she became my ‘go-to’ person whenever I needed a sounding board. Barbi was one of the most intelligent, creative, passionate and opinionated people I have ever known. We shared a love.

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The Art of Remembrance

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Hi Everyone,

Rarely does a day go by that I don’t have a pen or brush in my hand… creating Zenspirations® designs is a form of meditative prayer for me. Most days I write and doodle whatever is in my heart… and this week much of the art I created was.

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Remembering with Love

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Hi Everyone,

I have a favor to ask– will you please help me bring comfort and hope to healing hearts? I’ve created a new coloring card, Remembering with Love, and I’d like to share it with as many people as possible. I’m asking you to download and print out several copies.

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International Coloring Contest!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Hi Everyone,
One of the Zenspirations® regular blog followers is celebrating her birthday on Friday, and I wanted to share the Dangle Monogram card I made for her. Hope you have a wonderful birthday Kristie!

For those of you who would like to create your.

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