Transforming Grief’s Sorrow to Joy

Transforming Grief’s Sorrow to Joy

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Date : November 25, 2014

My father was buried forty-eight years ago today.  That New Jersey day was without greenery or any warmth at all.  It was a cold day as we drove to the cemetery in stark South Brunswick. It was about thirty-five degrees outside; about forty five degrees warmer than the temperature inside me.  I was numb as I watched the grave diggers unceremoniously toss my father’s casket into the ground.   My heart was frozen as I heard the rabbi butcher my father’s name.  The funeral served a function...

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Save the Children: An Open Love Letter to my Wife

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Date : November 15, 2014

Dear Gail,

 

We have been married over forty-two years and the time has flown by.  We are heading towards Medicare age and we are still going strong.  I think one of the reasons our marriage has lasted so long is because we have so many things in common.  We both love to play and watch sports.  We are like minded politically.  We are both independent thinkers who don’t want to be messed with.  We both fight against injustice and we both care about what happens to...

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Exercise for the Soul: Moving your Body can Heal Numbness, Depression and Stuck Grief

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Date : November 7, 2014

The evidence is in. Physical exercise is a medication free activity that you can do on your own.  The media continues to tout its powers.  A recent Newsweek article discusses how exercise can make you smarter.  A current Yahoo.com article claims that exercise can grow new brain cells that alleviate depression.  There is ample research that indicates exercise helps reduce anxiety and improves self esteem.  It also helps you look and feel better.

 

Exercise can also help you...

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Seven Ways to Discover Joy

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Date : November 3, 2014

Many of us reach a point when our lives become routine, dull, and thankless. We lose our sense of meaning and direction. There seems to be a lack of purpose and feelings of hopelessness permeate our very being. We do reach a time when we are tired of being emotionally constipated and seek out ways to break this numbing cycle. The time has come to venture into something new.

Here Ways to discover joy:

Listen to Music-Select songs that will make you happy or if you haven’t cried for...
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Alright I’m finally saying it: Many things were much better when I was a Kid

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Date : November 2, 2014

I never really thought I would say this out loud, but I often think it and now the words can no longer be held back.  Life in American has really reached a tipping point where many of us live constricted, unfulfilled lives.(IMO)  When I compare my childhood to what the modern day kid experiences, I want to scream and shout.  When I think about how things have changed for all of us, I am overwhelmed.

What has changed?

Electronic devices such as smart phones (who came up with that...

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