“Self Care”

7 01, 2014

3 Things We Say at the Mortuary

By | 2014-01-07T23:11:07-08:00 January 7th, 2014|Self-Help|25 Comments

3 Things We Say at the Mortuary   Photo Courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/BrianAJackson Usually when people think of the funeral profession they think about the sadness associated with our position and have trouble going (or don’t want to go) beyond that. But beyond the grief that surrounds my [...]

22 10, 2012

When the Holidays Mean Pain: Grieving During the Holiday Season

By | 2012-10-22T05:00:19-07:00 October 22nd, 2012|Self-Help|19 Comments

When the Holidays Mean Pain: Grieving During the Holiday Season The holidays are right around the corner. How could we miss the reminders? Inserts of coupons for Halloween candy filling the Sunday newspaper. Noticeably increasing numbers of television commercials showing families gathered around tables laden with roasted turkeys, yams [...]

12 10, 2012

Tanya Brown: My Story

By | 2012-10-12T05:00:22-07:00 October 12th, 2012|Inspiration|34 Comments

My story begins in the summer of 1994. On the night of June 12th, my sister, Nicole Brown Simpson, was murdered. My pain was indescribable and insurmountable. Because of the notoriety, it became difficult for me to go through the normal grieving process. I stuffed my emotions and remained [...]

27 08, 2012

Journaling: The 5 Year Plan

By | 2012-08-27T05:00:27-07:00 August 27th, 2012|General|21 Comments

I began journaling when I was 5. I have loved writing and recording the memories of my day for a long time. Writing down the day's events was a delight to me every night. Between the ages of 5 and 13 I filled over 15 journals with entries, taping [...]