For Maria

by Kathy on October 24, 2013 · 2 comments

in Bereavement, Cancer, Coping, Faith, Family, Journey, Life, Loss, Love, Poetry, Sadness, Yoga

I decided to exercise on my own at home today, while the kids were at school. I used a Yoga Studio app, which I downloaded months ago, for the first time, doing the 60 minute Intermediate Combination routine. It was a peaceful practice for me and I felt good afterwards. As I sat on my mat, after […]


My mom calls them peak life experiences and my friend Lori refers to them as perfect moments. Either way, last night was filled with them. I spent a rare evening with just my mom and dad. We ate at one of my favorite hometown restaurants, Prairie Moon. I ordered my favorite meal there (of course) […]


On the third Monday of the month, we gather, we share, we listen, we care. We Heal Here Whether its been 10 days, 10 weeks, 10 months or 10 years. We Heal Here We tell our stories. We grieve together. We hold each other up when we feel like we’re falling apart. We Heal Here […]


When Abby and I were driving home this morning from Beverly Bodyworks, where I taught a Step Aerobics class and she played in the childcare room with friends, I was listening to CNN on XM Radio and heard that the smoke was due within 45 minutes to an hour from the last vote of the […]


It’s Thursday, which means my latest post is up over at The Today Voice.  I enjoy being “Thursday’s Voice” and appreciate your support and feedback about my posts since we launched this writing project in July. I especially appreciate those of you have taken time to comment on my posts over there and share your thoughts on the […]

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You are Loved

by Kathy on December 9, 2012 · 4 comments

in Bereavement, Coping, Grief, Healing, Loss, Love, Memories, Molly, Poetry

On this night when we remember, you are loved. In our words and in our song, you are loved. With each candle that we light, you are loved. In our grief, in our memories, you are loved. With our courage and our hope, you are loved. Each time we speak your name, you are loved. We will […]