Be thankful for friends

Being with friends has been an important part of healing after my mom passed away.  Friends understand when you have a need to talk and when you just need to hang out, laugh, and watch the most spectacular sunsets over Lake Coeur d’Alene.

Being in the mountains in December with these ladies and…

on the train with these wild women from Hawaii, helped me to get through the holiday season.

“Because of a friend, life is a little stronger, fuller…to share life and experience with, to serve, to honor, to admire, to love”.  Arthur C. Benson


A link to this article from a very special lady was just what I needed recently:

Coping With Grief Through My Walking Shoes

A regular exercise like walking can help when loss feels heavy

“As it turns out, it was both the combination of scenery and exercise that helped me in my grief. I’ve never been athletic, but I’ve always enjoyed taking the dogs for a walk. However, this was different. I even expanded these two-mile walks to twice a day. The more drenched in sweat, the better I felt. It was almost as if I was feeling the grief pouring from my body. For a few months, sweating while marveling at the sights and sounds of the woods was the only time I didn’t feel numb and lost.”



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