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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, October 3, 2017

Hi Everyone,

I was shocked, dumbfounded and horrified when I heard the news about the Las Vegas shooting. How do you maintain your equilibrium during the seemingly endless onslaught of challenging events we’ve been facing? Texas, Florida, central Mexico, Puerto Rico and.

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Crossing the Great Divide

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

 

Hi Everyone,

I’ve spent most of this week working on visuals for a new presentation, The Journey from Grief to Gratitude, which I’ll be giving in Pennsylvania on Thursday. It’s a talk I’m giving in conjunction with my first book signing for the trade edition of When You Lose Someone You.

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Coping with Heartbreak

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Today was an incredibly sad day… not because anything bad happened to me personally, but because people I love are suffering, and there is little I can do to ease their pain. One of the most difficult lessons I’ve ever learned is that I am not in control.

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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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Be a L.I.G.H.T. in the World!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Hi Everyone,
For the past week I have been wrestling with whether or not I should mention the election in tonight’s blog. I ultimately decided that I have an obligation to do so, not from a partisan standpoint, but in hopes of helping people heal. I believe that part of my.

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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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Brokenhearted Dawn

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Hi Everyone,

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 too close to home. I have friends who are grief-stricken because one or more.

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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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