Category: death

KIDS TO THE FUNERAL, YES OR NO?

I wasn’t even 12 years old when my Daddy died. He had been home for an entire year, don’t remember what he did all day, because Momma never told us. Who knew he was dying? Who even knew what that meant? Not me, not my younger siblings. We were clueless. One day they came to… Read more »

Do Men and Women Grieve Differently?

Do Men and Women Grieve the Same?   Interesting question, isn’t it? We have all seen men and women grieve, but have we “really seen?” Sure, they both cry, and we try to comfort them the best we can, but after the family and friends leave the house, and the griever is left alone, then… Read more »

Leave the Patz family alone!

ETAN PATZ disappeared in New York City on May 25, 1979, when he was 6 years old.. That was 36 years ago. For all that time, his became a “cold case,” and no one was prosecuted for any crime. He was declared legally dead in 2001.Now, however, there is a suspect and now there is… Read more »

Brittany Maynard Did Not Die!

Some people that you and I know live their lives, but they are deadened ones. They teach us no life-lessons, they give not of themselves to anyone else, they care about no one but themselves. So when they die, they are hardly noticed. Because they did not live and contribute to the knowledge and emotions… Read more »

Playing God vs. Relieving Pain

I was invited last week by someone I did not know to have lunch together, he had “something spiritual” to talk to me about. We met, introduced ourselves, then he began his story. “My nephew, in his 30s, is a very low-functioning autistic. He has not been able to talk or care for himself for… Read more »

Why Does It Take Some People So Long to Heal?

Actually, it’s a trick question. The reality is, it takes people as long as it takes. Some take longer to heal, while some take less time. There are lots of variables which contribute to the answer, such as how close they were to the loved one, or how many previous losses they have healed from…. Read more »

Joan Rivers and Robin Williams: When Heavy Humor is a Mask for Heavy Pain

The world has recently lost two wonderful entertainers, and we are all mourning their deaths, even though few of us knew them personally. Why are we so sad? I believe there are two reasons. First, we wish we could have been like them. Both of them were funny and popular, stars of stage, screen and… Read more »

We Loved Robin Williams-and here is why

  Just think about it, most of us didn’t know him personally, yet we were profoundly affected by the death of Robin Williams. What are some of the reasons that his death affected us so greatly? Why? What effect did he have on us that caused our tears to shed and our hearts to break… Read more »

Not A Happy New Year for the McMath Family

We have all been reading about the sad California story of little 8-year-old Jahi McMath, who was declared legally dead (no brain-wave activity) after an operation, but whose parents have moved her from the hospital to an undisclosed location and have insisted that she is not dead, and that she will be kept “alive” by… Read more »