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I Do Believe I'm Feeling Stronger Everydayyyyy.... by Laura Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Hiya. I know. It's been a while. Hey, can I just give you the quick version and tell you that the last five months have been challenging? But for some crazy reason ... Read on »
Oh, We're Not Done Yet... by Laura Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex (click to enlarge if you have a hard time reading) Ram Dass once said his relationship with his guru actually grew closer after Maharaj-ji left this life. ... Read on »
Michael Schwass Funeral Pictures by Laura Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex One thing I had not anticipated was how many connections I would be making, even months later, with people who had been in Michael's life and had moved away over the ye ... Read on »
Farewell to Oz: Dorothy Comes Home by Laura Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex I have such a strong desire to start a new blog right now. It's that feeling you journallers know well...the ones who always need a new journal with a new pen to match  ... Read on »
You Have to Admit, It's an Awesome Headstone... by Laura Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex For those of you who live far or who simply didn't get a chance to see Michael's stone before the snow began to fall...   Read on »
Ben Byer on Indestructible by Laura Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex I wish I were a good enough artist to make this movie and not have the disease. Now THAT would have been talent. ~Ben Byer on making the documentary of his life wit ... Read on »
Your Life is an Occasion... by Laura Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex One of my father's hobbies was movie collecting. I stumbled on Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium in his collection and it immediately became one of my absolute favorite ... Read on »
It Takes a Village by Laura Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex We can be lonely on our own but it takes a group to be alienated. ~Caroline Casey Read on »
How to Follow a Guru by Laura Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex I have no idea what to tell you. I don't even know if finding someone to call guru is what you want to do. However, I've had enough people express to me their wish to h ... Read on »
Heaven's Coast by Mark Doty by Laura Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex One of the most beautiful books on grief I have read. Mark Doty is a poet who wrote this book chronicling the death of his partner after years of living with AIDS. ... Read on »
Caution for Speed Readers: Take Time to Reflect by Laura Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Books are good food. When I tested for my licensure as a psychotherapist, nearly every question on the exam contained a choice for "bibliotherapy", the assigning of ... Read on »
Dying by Judy K. Underwood by Laura Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex You may all laugh at me but I am actually recommending  this book , written by a life coach. Judy Underwood is a therapist/coach who was asked by a long-time client ... Read on »
Why Read Poetry by Laura Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex We read fiction when we want to kill time. We read poetry when time is killing us. ~Kay Ryan shared this quote at a reading. I didn't hear who the original source w ... Read on »
Choice and Unconditional Love by Laura Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex The last post on my process of learning how to support my father and Michael as they were nearing death left out one critical point. I could handle watching them d ... Read on »
Detachment and Unconditional Love by Laura Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex One of the greatest lessons that came from my process of watching the decline of both my father and Michael was on developing detachment. The word "detachment" can ... Read on »
Grave by Billy Collins by Laura Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex What do you think of my new glasses I asked as I stood under a shade tree before the joined grave of my parents, and what followed was a long silence that des ... Read on »
Loving Grief by Paul Bennett by Laura Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex I'm going to recommend this mostly because of this paragraph . I want to like this book more than I do. My problem with it is that he went from being with a wife who wa ... Read on »
Recommended Books on Grief, Death and Dying: Do I Have Any? by Laura Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Not suprisingly, I get this question a lot. Surpringly, perhaps, I don't have a long list to recommend. First, it's not the most popular of topics so the pickings a ... Read on »
We Remember Them by Laura Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex At the rising of the sun and at its going down We remember them. At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter We remember them. At the opening ... Read on »
A Pretty Song - Mary Oliver by Laura Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex From the complications of loving you I think there is no end or return. No answer, no coming out of it. Which is the only way to love, isn't it? This isn't a pla ... Read on »