Big V's Ramblings

Friday, October 19, 2018

The Brick - Part Seventeen

NOTE: This contains a section that I've already posted, but this time, it has been slightly amended to fit in its proper position within the book. These nursing home visits bring to mind another small part of my life. People will always tell me that I should suggest that certain people I visit... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Brick - Part Sixteen

The concept of loneliness is so vast, it would be impossible to cover every aspect of it and still have a story that the average reader could absorb. When I think about this topic, it doesn't seem to matter if you are the lonely person or the person who knows a shut-in; the situational rules need to... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Just a line from an upcoming "The Brick" post: "It's odd, isn't it? People die every day and the world goes on like nothing happened. But when it's a person you love, you think everyone should stop and take notice. That they ought to cry and light candles and tell you that you're not alone." -... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Brick - Part Fifteen

If you know someone as I've described above, the first thing you need to know is that you can't be all things to all people. It's an old saying, but when dealing with the lonely person, you need to understand the depth of need here. I'm going to describe how I approach my interactions with the... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 15, 2018

The Brick - Part Fourteen

Getting There Some may wonder how anyone could get to the point where they could even begin to think about harming themselves. Those who frequently think about hurting themselves, wonder what it would be like to be able to smile every day. There are dozens, if not hundreds of reasons people become... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

The Brick - Part Thirteen

Deeper Waters "All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain: Their birth in grief and ashes. " - Cormac McCarthy, The Road I've said it elsewhere here, and I'll probably repeat it, it has become impolite to talk about our loneliness, fears,... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

The Brick - Part Twelve

To speak from my personal experiences, most of my life, I have been driven (see one of my other books - "Things My Father Taught Me") to make a difference. My Dad called me 'Doc' for several reasons. First and foremost was my interest in all things scientific, especially as they related to 'life and... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 12, 2018

The Brick - Part Eleven

Getting Over Grief There is no recommended or medically prescribed amount of time to grieve. Your process depends on many things; your age, religious beliefs, your personality, how much support you will have around you. My family members handled their grief over varying periods of time. Everyone is... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

The Brick - Part Ten

As you slowly make your way out of grief, remember that the final step is acceptance, when you finally accept the reality of your loss and that it cannot be changed. Although it will be confusing, this stage signals you are now able to start moving forward with your life. To proceed, you must allow... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The Brick - Part Nine

" No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the yawning. I keep on swallowing." - C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed Dealing With Grief As I've said and will continue to tell you,... Sign in to see full entry.

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