Taking Time to Grieve

Taking Time to Grieve via mindfulmomma.comYou may have noticed that I haven’t posted in a while. I’ve been on a journey that I desperately wish I wasn’t on. My dear mother found out she had cancer and passed away in a very short period of time.

I’m grateful that my sisters and I were able to be with her at the end of her life but devastated at the loss of the incredibly caring and nurturing mom who raised me and the inspiring and supportive friend and grandma that I knew her to be.

Taking Time to Grieve via mindfulmomma.com

After my father passed away, it took me a while to get to a place of acceptance and gratitude. The stages of grief come rolling through: sadness, anger, despair….and eventually quiet gratitude. I’ll be taking a little break to grieve and get my head around this monumental change in my life but don’t worry – I’ll be back – because life is a gift and there’s still a lot more that I want to share with you.

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How to Enjoy Running When You Don’t

How to enjoy running when you don't. www.mindfulmomma.com

Running does not come naturally for me. When I'm pounding the pavement, my muscles ache, my knees hurt, I'm wishing I was done. Yet, I continue to run, albeit not far or super often, because it's the quickest form of good, heart-pumping exercise I can get. No car or special equipment needed. No membership required. Running is … [Continue reading]

Gratitude on Earth Day

Spring Snow Earth Day www.mindfulmomma.com

Yep, this is what my world looked like just last Friday. And we've got another snowstorm on the way tonight bringing 3 to 5 inches. It's so easy to get into a funk because we haven't had a real Spring here in Minnesota this year. Should we blame Mother Nature for being ornery and picking favorites in other parts of the country? Or blame … [Continue reading]

The Gift of Life

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  I haven't written a blog post for almost two weeks. Haven't been tweeting or facebooking either. The reason is that my sweet brother-in-law Patrick passed away from cancer. It's been a rough few months for everyone in our family as we watched our beloved brother, uncle and friend slip away from us. At first I wasn't … [Continue reading]