I encountered a young Irishwoman not long ago, who talked to me about having spent some time working in Germany. It was very rewarding and fulfilling, and she was glad to get away from Ireland, where, she felt, there were still some puritanical and inhibited attitudes to sexuality.
Watch Mary Lee's interview on TV at HTC's River Talk, as she explains "Set an Extra Plate", "Project Little Elf" and the concept behind Grief Diaries. Click on the link below to view.
Want to make someone sad be glad for Christmas? Know someone who has recently lost a loved one? Project Little Elf shows you how in 12 easy steps. Become a Secret Santa and teach your kids compassion.
Listen to Mary Lee Robinson talk about the "Set an Extra Plate" Initiative to reach out to grieving spouses and families during difficult holidays. The interview lasts about 7 1/2 minutes. To listen, just click on this link, then click on the "play" arrow.
Publishing a book series isn't for the faint of heart, especially for a woman editor-in-chief tackling sensitive subjects. Sometimes when I fall into bed at the end of a long day, I’m utterly exhausted. But full of unfinished tasks, my mind refuses to shut down. Before I know it, the overactive and overtired voice in my head is having imaginary conversations with notable figures. Last night’s conversation went something like this.
If you are new to this page, or Pinterest board, you may not know about how this whole thing started.
Not long after my husband died, I formed a club for widows and widowers. It grew quickly, and I was enlightened about how few resources are available for grieving spouses. That lead to gathering widowed folk I knew to write what turned out to be the first of several books for those of us who walk the widowed path.
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I received a gift of grateful awareness recently. I had deeply intimate soul sharing conversations, the kind that only best friends can have. One woman is a very good friend, the other a relafriend, a relative I’d have chosen in a heartbeat to be a sister, although that isn’t our family connection. Both ladies are in my age group, mid-sixties to seventyish. Both have been married more than once, or at least in a second serious relationship.
Random Ruth, my occasional assistant, marvels at my ability to shift gears quickly and rearrange my priorities and my schedule. Comes from years in construction management, where the landscape (materials availability, access, surprises not on the blueprints) was constantly changing. Just like a battle plan...you make one and then promptly throw it out.