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Thankfulness and Gratitude

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Several years ago, I read a book, “One Thousand Gifts,” written by Ann Voskamp. What the author was essentially saying was to acknowledge and give thanks for whatever was going on in your life. Big or small. It blew me away, the simplicity of the meaning and why we should all be doing it. I […]

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Found Journal

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The other day I was cleaning out one of my junk drawers (I actually have several junk drawers in my bedroom closet – no lie!) and found a treasure. I found the journal that my mother had written for me. I had forgotten about it, so you could imagine my face when I saw it. […]

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What is Happiness

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Purely an opinion, my opinion, on what makes us happy. Us meaning GreyFeathers… Us who are around 40-60 years old. Obviously, I don’t live with any of you. I don’t know where your daily ‘happy meter’ is set. I’m sure it changes from day to day or week to week, dare I say year to […]

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Did You Ever Notice

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Why is it, when someone close to you is dying, people around them become ugly and nasty? Why? I noticed it with my own parents, with my grandmother, and with other loved ones. Why are we all so screwed up? Everyone’s feelings get hurt. Our expectations of the caregivers are never quite met. Heck, both […]

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Couldn’t Make This Up

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“The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again, but you will never be the same. Nor should you […]

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My Dad

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My dad grew up in the City of Brotherly Love. Super intelligent, man of few words, and big-time lacking common sense. Great athlete, he enjoyed reading science fiction, and writing. You knew he was from Philadelphia by the way he said water – “wooder.” You can take the man out of Philly, but you can’t […]

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My Mother’s Death

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At age 62, stage 1 lung cancer, mom decided to go the chemotherapy/radiation route. The doctors told her it would extend her quality and quantity of life. Since I was in the closest proximity to mom, mostly everyone called me for updates and suggested I inform her about the seriousness of chemotherapy. In the same […]

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Old Woman

Ten Women

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In February 2006, I read an article in a magazine (I think the magazine was called Real or something like that), that I would never forget. The title was something like (forgive me, I have THE WORST MEMORY of anyone I know), Bits of Wisdom From 10 Women Over the Age of 100. Basically, it […]

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Unexpected Psychic Reading

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I have never had a formal “reading” before, the type you would get from Theresa Caputo, John Edward, or Tyler Henry. But, something quite unique happened to me last year, which in a round-about way, goes to the feathers nod at the name of my blog, GreyFeathers. (more…)

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Menopause Calendar

Mmmmenopause

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Menopause. Don’t you just LOVE that word? The sound of it. The meaning of it. How we thought it would go. What we thought it would bring. Am I ringing any truths? Add in the ‘I don’t have a mom’ factor. What a doozy. I had no idea what my mother’s menopause was like or […]

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