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I Exhale

by M. Linsk

I exhale. The breath born but a moment ago recedes into the past as I await the next breath to begin.   Because every breath is a gateway between past and future, breathing is an ever-present metaphor for the temporal … Continue reading

My Step-Mother’s Funeral

by Sydell Weiner, PhD

Losing a parent is a unique event, and HOPE Connection’s Parent Loss Groups have proven to be just as invaluable as our Spousal Loss Groups. Here, Sydell Weiner gives a powerful testimony to the life-long effect of losing a parent. … Continue reading

The Energy of Things

by Marianne Simon

Marianne Simon was born to a family of artists and has spent her life working with the performing and creative arts. Two years ago, she created a new business endeavor, “Speak Your Passion,” which supports women in their quest to … Continue reading

The Healing Power of Books

by Maryann Ridini Spencer

Maryann Ridini Spencer is the author of Lady in the Window, a new novel Capturing Aloha Magic, Hope, Healing & the Infinite Mother-Daughter Bond. Please visit her website at MaryannRidiniSpencer.com. In October, 2014 I learned the devastating news that my mother … Continue reading