Saturday, September 30, 2017

Pumpkin Pancakes

A fall family favorite

Tis the season... For pumpkin spice flavored everything! The first day of fall was upon us last week so not only did I kick it off by decorating the house with fall worthy decor. I also decided to share one of my favorite fall staples with you to welcome the season in appropriate fashion! 

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Five stages of Loss

First written down by Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross in her 1969 book "On Death and Dying" these five stages were solely focused on the processing of grief after a death. 
Speaking as someone who has gone through losing a loved one, I have passed through every single one of these stages. I know what they all feel like. 

Over the course of years though I've come to realize that it's not just after the death of a loved one that we humans process loss. I've also seen (and personally experienced) these feelings in other types of loss. For example a loss can also occur with a personal terminal illness, the end of a slowly disintegrating friendship, an ended relationship, estrangement in relationships, getting fired, loss of money, the death of a pet or animal, and some might even argue waking up on a work day!