Developing Patience

Yesterday I found Romy’s blog post on how patiently her father he had taken care of his mother for a long time until her recent death. She had preferred her other children to him but he was the one who helped her to the last breath.   The easiest thing would be to turn your back on her and let […]

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Holiday at Home

Going out for my running routine is sometimes hard, but I do it anyway. I chose another route just to variate a bit. After two kilometers I saw a lot of ripe raspberries. I paused to pick a few and to document with a picture. My phone then”told” me that the storing was full which meant I can’t take more […]

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Helping Hands in Times of Need

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I was reminded of a difficult situation that took place 25 years ago in a time when I was a single mother living in Sweden. (For some background info.) I hope you bear with me that this rescuing story is a winter story. I still prefer a kind of coffee […]

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Apology

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I once again take part in a basic blogging  course once more using a prompt Apology I want to apologize for….. I drove away to a gym lesson while you my oldest boy, seven years old, ran along the pavement crying. You didn’t want to be left with your father and younger […]

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What Should You Say to Someone in Crisis?

But before you start, there are a couple of pieces of background to keep in mind. Crisis, like grief, creates different reactions that can fluctuate rapidly or slowly. They can be numbness and disbelief, confusion or inability to make a decision, fear or panic, anger, worry, a sense of loss, hurt, depression before resolution occurs. This will be true whether the crisis is a lost job, lost marriage, wayward child, or grappling with a serious illness or a death.

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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,600 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it. Click […]

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