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How To Make The Transition

Posted: 5 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 2 minutes, 25 seconds
The journey has been one of ups and downs since starting this blog. Footsteps was created as a tool to discuss living with and caring for aging parents. You were there at the beginning when I shared with you the challenge of "taking" the keys from Mom to my struggles with sadness after her death. Footsteps has helped me connect with kindred souls who were walking the same journey and I am grateful....
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Healing After Loss

Posted: 5 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 0 minutes, 53 seconds
This August it will be two years since I headed out to Whitefish, Montana for Laura Munson's Writing Retreat. Montana is where I met Kristin Meekhof, a young women who was a fellow writer and now a friend. Over the past two years, Kristin has brought to life her book, A Widow's Guide to Healing: Gentle Support and...
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The Long And Winding Road

Posted: 5 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 3 minutes, 8 seconds
The other day I was talking with a friend who is struggling with making decision about care for his aging mother. His mom is no longer capable of living alone nor is she able to make financial decision for herself. I causally mentioned how difficult it is to walk the end of life journey with an aging parent. Later as I thought about our conversation, I wondered if my friend real...
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The Third Anniversary

Posted: 5 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 1 minute, 50 seconds
Yesterday was the third anniversary of my mother's death. I listen as friends and acquaintances declare that it seems like "just yesterday" their mom or dad died even though years have passed and that they wake everyday missing their parents. Truthfully, that has not been my experience. Three years ago I sat next to my mom's bed at Hospice as she took her last breath an...
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60 Is The New 20

Posted: 5 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 2 minutes, 52 seconds
In my twenties, I experienced a period of great experimentation and wonder. Woodstock and dancing the night away at Studio 54 in an altered state of reality wasn't my world of 20. My life, my art was having fun through learning and observing. My days were spent figuring out how to love and nurture my children. I read books about child rearing and prepared mea...
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