Gifts from the Heart

Many of you may be familiar with Dr. Gary Chapman’s book, “The Five Love Languages”. In it, he explains that each of us has a different way of feeling loved. He outlines five love language categories and says that these hold true across all ages, genders, ethnicities, and backgrounds. I have a very special sixth… Continue reading Gifts from the Heart

Saying Goodbye

The icon shows St. Sisoes over the dead bones in Alexander the Great’s open tomb and with the following inscription: “SISOES, THE GREAT ASCETIC, BEFORE THE TOMB OF ALEXANDER, KING OF THE GREEKS, WHO WAS ONCE COVERED IN GLORY. ASTONISHED, HE MOURNS FOR THE VICISSITUDES OF TIME AND THE TRANSIENCE OF GLORY, AND TEARFULLY DECLAIMS… Continue reading Saying Goodbye

Roses in December

An important part of wellness is being able to cope with grief in a way that allows life to continue and healing to come at whatever pace it is meant to come. For this week’s post, I have invited Kristina Risinger, an accomplished grief counselor and author, to give words of comfort to those who… Continue reading Roses in December