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Keeping A Marriage Alive After The Loss Of A Child

The most challenged relationship surrounding the death of a child is the union of the two people that created that child.

No one is prepared for the assault the loss of a child can have on a family, and most of all on a marriage. I experienced such tragic loss when my beautiful vibrant 16-year old son woke up with a fever and was dead the next morning of a deadly strain of bacterial meningitis. Our lives changed forever.

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I Still Stumble Over The Question, How Many Children Do You Have?

One thing is certain, I still stumble over the question when people ask, “How many children do you have?” I dread the decision I have to make before I reply. Do I tell the truth? How much do I want to reveal? If I withhold the real answer, will I feel I’ve betrayed the memory of my 16 year old son?

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An Open Letter To Parents Who Have Lost A Child

I heard someone say, grief isn’t a life sentence, it’s a life passage. It’s the one common human experience we all have at one time or another. But, we didn’t expect it to be the death of a child, did we? If you’re reading this, it’s likely you’ve lost a child or been affected by the loss of a child. You’re now discovering grieving this loss is the hardest thing you’ve ever done.

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A Mother’s Day After Loss: When A Miracle Is All You’ve Got

When I was young, I believed if I were a good girl, nothing bad would ever happen. I was raised to believe in God. I wasn’t sure what role He was supposed to play, I just knew I needed to go along with it. As for what I thought about heaven, I believed what my grandmother told me.

It was the great city above the clouds where God lived. My grandma said God greeted all the people who die at the magnificent Pearly Gates. And, my grandma’s name was Pearl, so I thought she must have been someone really special.

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My articles on Thrive Global:

How to Bounce Back from Anything and Excel

If there’s one resounding theme in life, it’s that change is certain. Change happens when one stage of life ends and catapults us into another. It happens when life stuns us with a sudden event that changes us forever.

The tragic loss of my 16-year old son was the most staggering. You’ve heard it before… “She lost her child and never recovered.” That was my fear. No one is prepared for loss, especially that of a child. People kept saying to me, time heals all wounds… just give it time.

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Are You Waiting for Inspiration or… Is Inspiration Waiting on You?

Is your creative mind needing encouragement? Here are 3 components to light the fire of inspiration.

Many people believe they have to wait for inspiration to be creative, but what if I told you… your creativity is waiting on you?

Creativity plays a complex role in our lives. It’s not just limited to the arts. It’s a critical component to our success in all areas of life. It doesn’t matter who you are or what your profession is, you use your creative mind to construct your world.

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When Forgiveness Comes at Just the Right Time

I remember quite clearly, walking hand in hand with my husband, down the Red Carpet at the Primetime Emmy Awards. This was a moment we’d always dreamed of. I thought I had a fairy tale life and this was how it would be forever.

I didn’t realize then, how much I counted on life going the way I planned. I had it all figured out. Here we were celebrating an achievement we’d worked toward since we were in our 20’s.

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Give Stress an Overhaul
Stop Stress from Stealing Your Joy… 11 Ways to Tackle it

Ask a friend or co-worker, “How are you?” and often you’ll hear, “stressed!” What happened to, “I’m well,” or “great,” or even, “happy?” We seem to accept stress as normal, even honorable. It feels like a requirement for success and justifies how hard we work.

The Oxford dictionary defines stress as: A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.

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