April 2015 Blog Posts (16)

Military & Suicide

Went to a conference today and heard an interesting fact.... that a lot of soilders die by suicide
This is depressing ...I weep with those who weep today KJV--ROM 12:5

Added by T.C. Goodwin on April 29, 2015 at 6:21pm — 1 Comment

Why We Need Good Listeners

Have you ever felt the need to talk and been disappointed? I know I have. One particular friend can cut a phone call short without any notice, and yet she is a wonderful listener and one of my closest confidantes. I have learned that when I need her to listen, I must ask.

All of us experience difficult times that leave us…


Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on April 28, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Bouncing back after Tragedy

The recently published book, “The Bounce!” is a semi-autobiographical novel. Much of the story depicted in the novel is mine. I decided to write a semi-autobiographical novel since this format gave me a bit of artistic liberty to stretch my imagination while basing the outline on facts as I remembered them. A few accounts, and names have been fictionalized and I rely on the dialog style that a fiction can accommodate more than a biography.

I had been reflecting on an incident,…


Added by Mohan on April 27, 2015 at 4:04pm — No Comments

trying to cope

I just lost my big brothet on the 14 of april he was 36 years old was but was also useing and drinking and he hung him self. he did write notes that he was going to do it on his bday which was the 18. and ever since i saw tje note i would come to my paremts house everyday and tell my brother that i love him and i would even take all the ropes from tje house. we even made plans for his bday for me to make him spagetti with extra chesse amd drink. i know he not suffering anymore but why i just… Continue

Added by saie on April 26, 2015 at 6:58pm — 2 Comments

Good Medicine

When I am feeling down and I need a pick me up, I watch a good comedy....a few minutes later I am Iaughing and I feel good again...

I love watching Back to The Future...It helps me everytime..

I wish we could go Back in time....to change the bad things that happen to us..

Laughter is good medicine for us when we get down- NWT Prov 17:22

Added by T.C. Goodwin on April 24, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Family Arguments When a Loved One Dies: The Mediation Option

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Q. My aunt, who had no children, died and left everything (including a condo in Miami) to my cousins and myself. My cousins have almost come to blows over whether to sell…


Added by Florence Isaacs on April 22, 2015 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment




Added by dream moon on April 21, 2015 at 2:34pm — 3 Comments

Personal Reflection: Depression Leave Me Alone

Leave me alone depression

Dont you see I am trying to get rid of you

Leave me alone depression

Dont you see I am trying to excercise

Dont you see I am trying to cope

Dont you see I am trying to eat properly

Dont you see I am with my friends

Leave me alone depression

 Come quickly the God of comfort and tender mercies

Can I throw my burdens on you ?

Yes....I will

Added by T.C. Goodwin on April 21, 2015 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Has anyone else had other people hijack their siblings funeral?

My Brother died last Saturday in a tragic car accident.  He has two ex wives, one he divorced over 20 years ago, but they have two kids together.  The other, he just divorced a few months ago and still practically lived with, and still loved.

When he died, the first wife just totally hijacked the funeral and shut out everyone else including the most recent ex, his siblings and absolutely everyone else.

She browbeat their sons into planning the cheapest funeral even only three…


Added by Carol Pemrich Hauser on April 19, 2015 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Anxieties - Death , Danger & Family

All of us suffer from anxiety. It may be good anxiety or bad anxiety.When we dwell on things that are true....rightous..chaste and lovable.... You get that peace of God....if our anxieties get so bad that it interferes with our personal life.,we may need to seek professional help and its definitely nothing wrong with that.  I know with some of us its a trust issue. However, I know we can find that right someone wecan talk to to help deal with our unwanted anxieties.

Added by T.C. Goodwin on April 17, 2015 at 6:16am — No Comments

Pushing the Friend Button

My sweetie and I loved each other very much. We were together for 5 years and we tried strived to love unconditionally. We didn't want to be traditional with marriage, we didn't want to be bound by legalities. We wanted to be free to love each other from our own free will. Now, I find that the obituary that his mother will issue will refer to me as "friend" - no describing beloved, sweetheart, long-time, loving, soulmate, special; just friend. I release my attachment to this by repeatedly… Continue

Added by Darcy on April 13, 2015 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Burial Issues Confront Widows in New Relationships

Q. I am happily remarried after six years as a widow. My first husband is buried in a family plot I purchased when he died. My own plot is right next to his. The graves of my parents and other relatives are in the same cemetery. However, my second husband talks about me being buried with him in another state, close to his children.…


Added by Florence Isaacs on April 6, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Why does my mind stop me?

I am "new" on here... I have nowhere else to go. Today is Easter... also it is my late husband/best friend/only family/protector/soulmate/life's birthday today. We were together for thirteen years. In a world where everyone refers to me as "crazy", he understood. He was the only one. He died almost 3 years ago. Each day it gets worse. With each day I give up a bit of the fight to "move forward". Why? Why do I need to move forward. I see nothing for me up ahead. I just want it over already. I…


Added by Jennifer Bell on April 5, 2015 at 2:07pm — 1 Comment

My wife's heart attack and the bonus year.

My wife died in December 2014 of complications from acute pancreatitis.  However, about a year and a half before that, August 2013, she had a massive heart attack. 

There were no signs or forewarning symptoms.  We had spent the morning shopping and she had just made pasta sauce and finished the laundry.  She said she was feeling tired and asked me to make up the bed so that she could take a nap.  When I was almost done, I heard a strange wheezing sound and returned to the living room…


Added by Miguel on April 4, 2015 at 11:38am — No Comments

My wife"s illness and her final journey

My wife died of ongoing complications that developed from acute pancreatitis.  After emergency surgery she was in the ICU and ventilated for six weeks.  Her body was completely debilitated.  She then spent another month hospitalized for intense complex care to bring her to a point where she could begin to rebuild her body thru nutrition and physical rehab.  She then was at a rehabilitation facility for another month and a half trying to get well enough to come home.  After four months in…


Added by Miguel on April 1, 2015 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Tips for Visiting Someone Who Is Ill

A friend sent an email requesting friends visit her ailing spouse. He’s at home recovering from an accident and he is lonely while she is at work. She shared in her message that her spouse tires easily after at home therapy. While it’s clear he could use companionship, he has yet to regain his stamina.

Many of…


Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on April 1, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

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