Category Archives: spiritual healing

When discouragement tries to bury us…

In the process of recovery from PTSD, depression, or addiction, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and discouraged in the layers of pain and problems of our lives. And worst case scenarios can dominate our minds, compounding the issues we need … Continue reading

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My new blog- please respond…

Hello, friends. I’ve changed my blog name to http://www.lorilara.com. I really want to stay connected. Please visit my site and click follow so we can stay connected…sorry if this is a duplicate message. I’m not a very techie person. :/Continue reading

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understanding my mom’s tears

It was a bright sunny day a year and a half ago, and I can still picture us alone in the car on the way to my grandma’s funeral.  Sorrow filled our eyes as my mom’s perfume mixed in the … Continue reading

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Where meaning and purpose reside…

Written as I lie facedown in the valley of losing my mom… love to you…

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The small things…

Taking these photos of my mom’s flowers has taught me that life is too short to miss the beauty found inside a lily. I wonder how many other treasures I’ve missed because I’m too busy with my to-do list and … Continue reading

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Today’s the day, Mom.

My stomach is in a nervous storm as I sit on my parent’s porch reflecting on the past 3 ½ months with my mom. I’ve written her eulogy and will be delivering it at her memorial service today. It’s been … Continue reading

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Grace multiplied

Thank you to everyone who’s prayed for me and my family, and for all your sweet and loving comments. There have been some key times in this journey with my mom, especially during her last 5 days, when I was … Continue reading

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a blessed tragedy

In a few hours my family and I will bury my mom. It’s surreal to write those words. How can that be? I find I’m still quite numb and shocked. As I sit holding my mom’s blanket and remembering when … Continue reading

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4 words that change everything

Last night ——– It’s 12:20am and I just finished my black belt candidate exercises on the floor of my parent’s spare bedroom. We have to do them every day, no matter what. It’s technically tomorrow but since I just got … Continue reading

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What inspires me…

I’m reposting this because I continue to be blown away by the stories of people fighting the good fight. May you never give up, and most importantly, may you see how very worthy you are…I continue to be inspired by … Continue reading

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