Yogi heart – #griefheart number 131

Yogi heart
Yogi heart

I went to yoga Saturday with some friends. My friend Sophia was teaching. After, we took a picture with everyone making hearts with their arms in honor of Charles. I think the light glowing through the windows is a nice touch that we didn’t plan.

What is the #griefheart project?

I explain my #griefheart project here.

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Facebook LIVE: What can we do to stop the faucet of prescription meds?

How can you prevent your child or loved one from becoming addicted?

Please, please share this blog post. These are the things WE can do our community to curb this plague of drug addiction which was started with the prescribing of opiate medication. If we all follow some best practices, we can curb this epidemic and save our children and other loved ones that could

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I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this any more

I love this scene. One of my favorites of all time from the memorable 70’s movie, Network. I have not seen a movie this good in years. It illustrates how frustrated I feel about the loss of so many lives of young people especially in the last few years

How many thousands more kids do we have

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Right hand heart – #griefheart number 130

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Right hand heart

This picture of Mike Stewart’s hand reminds me of a real beating heart. Am I crazy? Do you see the yellow halo over the R?2006_Heart_Musculature

From Mike: “My right hand man at FFS* Charles Rogers now my right hand man for life. Miss you and love you bro.”

What is the #griefheart project?

I explain my #griefheart project here.

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Mending heart – #griefheart number 129

mend-a-broken-heartWhile I still hurt and struggle, I do feel some emotional healing has taken place. Each of the stitches in this #griefheart represents the love and support I have gotten from friends and family.

While it can be an isolating journey at times, the mending of a heart doesn’t happen in a silo

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Cloudy heart – #griefheart number 128

Cloudy heart
Cloudy heart

The sky symbolizes heaven and I can’t help but stare at it a lot since Charles died. I have always been fascinated with clouds and the fluffy white ones are always so peaceful next to a Carolina blue sky. I have spotted a heart but didn’t get my camera unlocked fast enough and it was gone

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What I miss most about Charles

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I miss that beautiful curly hair and his sense of humor. I miss his tall, skinny hugs and the way he altered his voice when he greeted his dog, Andy, and the dog’s reaction of pure joy. I miss the way he smiled with his eyes.

I miss the conversations we had in my office. Those days he’d

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Bruised heart – #griefheart number 128

Bruised heart
Bruised heart

When you lose a child, the bruise on your heart doesn’t fade like the ones on your skin. The pain of a bruised heart from the loss of a child is like no other hurt.

Some days you really think you can’t get through all the hurt. You weren’t supposed to outlive your child. But we find

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Puppy love – #griefheart number 127

Puppy love
Puppy love

Eleven months ago  Chaney Corley who was only 13 was pronounced dead. It was a death by suicide and she had been rushed to the hospital. I met her parents online after they read my article about honoring my son Charles who

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Dear high and mighty parent

How did you get such perfect kids? No wonder you are bursting with pride. You raised your children right!

Clearly those of us who are struggling with our kids are at a loss for what to do. We didn’t spank them enough, hire enough tutors, take away enough or show them who is boss.

If only we

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