Wild Animals

Living in Virginia’s mountainous highlands, we are blessed with an abundance of wildlife: a large variety of birds (from hummingbird to grouse, wild turkey to eagle), more kinds of insects th…

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10 WAYS TO STOP BEING TIRED

I recently discovered this wonderful blog for anyone striving to become their greatest version of themselves! Follow RalphSmart.com Dive Deep into Infinite Waters!

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Christmas In Heaven

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. There has been so many senseless, unforeseen and some expected deaths of so many loved ones this year. For many, thi…

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How To Survive The Holidays After Losing A Loved One

THE HOLIDAYS CAN BE HARD FOR THOSE OF US THAT HAS LOST A LOVED ONE. HERE’S A VIDEO I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU AND HOPE IT WILL HELP YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW DURING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON. TAK…

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How Can I Help a Grieving Friend?

More helpful advice from Cheryl on giving support to those who are grieving…

 

Every day we hear of a tragedy of some type, and every day someone is losing a loved one. Someone you know may be experiencing grief – perhaps the loss of a loved one, perhaps another type of…

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How to Be of Help to Those Grieving During the Holidays

I lost 4 friends in the past 6 months, and more important than my own grief is my desire to offer support to my deceased friends’ surviving family members. I really found the following blog post helpful…

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grief-4While many people look forward to yearly holiday traditions, gatherings with family and friends and the good feelings associated with the season, some people dread the holidays. For those who have lost a loved one during the past year, the holidays may heighten their grief.

The holidays, especially the first ones after losing a loved one, are especially difficult for people who are grieving. Often, friends and family members of those affected by a loss are unsure how to act or what to say to support their grieving loved one during the holidays.   

Everyone grieves in their own way and within their own timeframe, so please be understanding and patient with them. If you have ever lost someone dear to you, this is the time to put yourself in that person’s shoes and understand what they are feeling and going through. Do not pity them, but let them know…

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12 Perks Of Being Single During The Holidays

Are you single during this year’s holiday season? I am, and in some ways I am glad. Cheryl sums up the perks of being single on the holidays in her most recent blog post, reposted below…

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christmas4So many people dread the holiday season when they’re single because it can feel a little lonely, but I think there are actually a lot of perks of having the season all to yourself. I know it can be easy to dwell on having to celebrate alone but that doesn’t have to take away from the excitement of the festivities. If you’re a single gal this holiday season, fear not! There are so many fun aspects to rocking the single life during this time of the year – here are 12 of my favorites.

  1. No bickering about whose family to spend the holidays with this year
  2. You don’t have to shave your legs nearly as often because there’s no guy to impress, plus its leggings/jeans season anyway
  3. Since you don’t have a significant other to buy presents for, you can use that money to get a little something special for…

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