Writing a loss history

Writing a loss history

(Based on Threads of Life Resource Guide for Volunteer Family Guides, from Joanne Overbeck, Dallas TX) Writing, in any form, can provide a powerful catharsis. It brings up memories and rekindles feelings. Writing helps you revisit emotions that are important for...
The Unplugged Vacation

The Unplugged Vacation

Camping is a great way to make yourself “unplug” while on vacation.  Many of us would have to think hard to remember the last time we travelled without a cell phone. Some of you may never recall travelling without a cell phone. Today, not only do we have...
Six lessons from an old dog

Six lessons from an old dog

He came to us when he was six months old. He needed a farm home because as a mostly border collie, he was steadily shredding the downtown city home where he lived. Now he’s 14, and it’s hard to remember a time pre-Riley. In the past few months we’ve been forced to...
Putting grief on hold

Putting grief on hold

The following post is an excerpt from an interview Threads of Life member Maryanne Pope did with Rebecca Orr. Rebecca’s husband, Lance, was working as a rigger on a construction site, and was killed on the job while Rebecca was expecting their daughter, Caitlin....
Let Evening Come

Let Evening Come

In her blog Heart Poems, counselling therapist Jan Falls shares poems that have touched her deeply. She writes “A gift is meant to be shared, given away to the larger world. These [poems] are gifts I have received that I want to pass on to you. Sometimes doors open...