Category Archives: Easter

Getting Through Grief

My mom died suddenly on a sunny spring day 12 years ago this week. She had been in excellent health and very happy with life. Looking back, just before her death, it had been a wonderful time in the life … Continue reading

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A Hundred Days to Happiness #25: Moving forward from the wasteland

In his poem, The Waste Land, T.S. Eliot said, “April is the cruelest month.” The waste land refers to a state of spiritual desolation, a life without hope and meaning. It is a reference to the Grail legends, wherein the … Continue reading

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Channel your inner mom: 4 ways to be a better mom . . . to yourself

When I come home to my wife at the end of the day, I know better than to ask, “What did you do today?” On the days she doesn’t work, she accomplishes a myriad of tasks that magically make the … Continue reading

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Finding Comfort With Loss

My father-in-law passed peacefully this Easter Sunday. Recognizing that his long life was ending, he found strength and comfort with what mattered most throughout his life: family and faith. One of his greatest strengths was his devotion to his family … Continue reading

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What Easter Means to Me: The Cycles of Life & Love

April to me is a bittersweet month. We celebrate my sister’s birthday, yet it is also the month 9 years ago that our mother died unexpectedly. In grief, we are drained of the joy in life. We may feel empty … Continue reading

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What Easter Means to Me (1st of 2 parts)

To many, Easter is a great long weekend: four days off sandwiched between two four-day work weeks. It seems a perfect time for a quick getaway to the ferries or up the Sea to Sky Highway, cross-border shopping or catching … Continue reading

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