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]

Organic Apples and Diet Coke

Organic Apples and Diet Coke www.mindfulmomma.com

Sometimes I feel like such a sham. I stand on my blog pedestal preaching the benefits of organic farming and the dangers of toxic chemicals. I spew out tips for how to green your laundry room and create less waste in your home. Yet if you saw me in real life, you’d know I don’t practice what I preach all the time. The truth If you … [Continue reading]

Living in Gratitude

Living in Gratitude via mindfulmomma.com

I have some sad news - my dear father passed away. He had been sick for awhile but we didn't expect him to go quite this quickly. My family is still in shock that our strong, smart Dad is no longer sitting at the head of the dinner table, listening to his favorite opera or typing away in his beloved office. Accepting his death has been … [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]