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Tangible Memories That Won’t Create Clutter

By |2022-04-22T12:06:06-05:00April 27th, 2022|Categories: Clutter, Grief|Tags: , , , , , |

Some of my friends have lost loved ones recently, including beloved pets. We discuss intangible as well as tangible memories of them. They speak of nuggets of memories and happy or funny stories they remember about them. They hold tight to those memories as they grieve. My friends and I honor the loss of their loved ones by gathering together to enjoy each other’s company, laugh and cry with them and lift a glass to their loved one. We also give them gifts in the form of tangible memories, something that won’t create clutter. Some time ago, I wrote a [...]

Organizing After a Death

By |2020-11-17T13:41:34-06:00September 16th, 2015|Categories: estate planning, Grief, Organizing Tips, Planning|Tags: , , |

Image courtesy of dan / FreeDigitalPhotos.net   When a loved one passes away there are many things to do.  So many things in fact, that it can quickly become overwhelming.  Whether it’s sudden or after a long illness, you will experience grief and probably aren’t thinking straight. My aunt passed away recently and this article provides insight from my personal experience.  This subject is not a topic that most want to think about but it is necessary and I hope it will be helpful.  One thing I would like to mention that helped me, is that when I was planning [...]

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How Grief Can Affect Your Routines

By |2020-11-17T13:41:34-06:00July 15th, 2015|Categories: Grief, Routines|Tags: , |

Loss is difficult for us all and comes in many forms.  When you lose someone you love from a death, a major life change such as a divorce, or you lose a job with a company you had for many years, you will experience grief. Grief is a natural response to a loss, and symptoms will be different for everyone.   Some typical symptoms of grief include - trouble sleeping, loss of appetite, lack of energy, difficulty focusing, and crying.  Something that may help with the symptoms could be your stress coping mechanisms.  Things like meditation, exercise, journaling, talking with a [...]

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