Grief Toolbox

A Grief Toolbox & Blog for Spring 2018

“Growing Older with Confidence, Meaning and Grace”

My mother said to me when I was growing up that it is never too late to improve. So remembering her words I strive daily to develop and maintain a balanced life; Bible Study, Prayer, Healthy Eating, and Regular Exercise are in my opinion a part of her legacy.

So, may I share with you a book by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. and Kirby J. Duvall, M.D., titled,

HEALING YOUR GRIEF ABOUT AGING* 100 PRACTICAL IDEAS ON GROWING OLDER WITH CONFIDENCE, MEANING, AND GRACE ( refer to Amamzon.com to review and purchase)

I thought that by purchasing this book I would help others, but while leafing through the pages and reading the suggestions there were some things I needed to do as well.

The author’s introduction(in part):

“We know whereof we speak. Perhaps you have heard the saying, “You teach what you need to know.” Well, we have both become aware of the need to know about the journey of aging because it is our journey too. As we write this, we are both in our late fifties. We have both been faced with becoming adult orphans, as all of our parents have now died. We have also experienced the sudden deaths of friends and colleagues, including the loss of some of our energy. Perhaps some of our experiences are familiar to you. Yes, we are all on this path together and we need not walk alone.”

Now, let’s not get sensitive about the title and go on the defensive! The reality is that I am not a young adult. However, I hope all of us want to feel good as we age! No one welcomes aches and pains!

This book is really for anyone who wishes to do some things differently and better. It also does not mean that you are grieving your fifties, sixties, or seventies. I hope you pause to assess where you are in your thinking and most importantly take steps to improve.

“ Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever, is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:8 NIV