Archive for Memory

The Moments that Matter: Looking at life in hindsight

I didn't have a meaningful moment with my mother before she died. Well, that's not true, my life with her…
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Mourning the Past While Living in the Present

Mourning the Past While Living in the Present

Last night, I fell asleep trying to piece together the fragments of a memory. It was a summer evening at…
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grief triggers

Grief Triggers and Positive Memory: A Continuum

Central New York, where I grew up, overachieves when it comes to cold weather seasons. I won’t even get started…
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Dear Daughter: Mourning Lost Memories

Dear Daughter: Mourning Lost Memories

Dear Daughter, You will be 5 in a few short days. You’re starting preschool, you’re learning your letters, you can…
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photos of deceased loved ones

Photos of Deceased Loved Ones: The Great Debate

I’m not sure if it’s coincidence or trend that's recently led me to several online articles and posts discussing whether…
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Nostalgia and Yearning in Grief

"Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in…
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Saying Goodbye to a Home and Grieving Places Past

My grandmother belonged in her home like a doll in her dollhouse. Each article of clothing, piece of furniture, and…
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Grief Tug of War: Holding on to Memories as Long as We Can

I am kind of a preservationist. And by 'kind of,' I mean only in my imagination. I am the type…
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