Author Archives: Ann E Beauchamp

Suggestion of the Day

Always be kind, and don’t take it personally if some people have to make their own mistakes.

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A Most Sacred Time

The transition from birth into life is filled with tears and pain and cries.  It is a sacred and joyous time.  The transition from life into death and whatever may be beyond it is an equally sacred time. The mother of … Continue reading

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A Reminder for Widows and Widowers

Remember also that just as part of you died with your spouse, part of who he/she was lives on in you. The day will come when this horrible pain will subside and you will celebrate that part of who you … Continue reading

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Fireworks and Trauma

Many of us enjoy fireworks, but for some the noise triggers upsetting memories. Not everyone enjoys fireworks.  Most of us associate fireworks with holidays and festive events.  We are not surprised if small children and pets are frightened by the … Continue reading

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International Widows Day

The UN has proclaimed Thursday, June 23, 2011, International Widows Day. My friend B posted this in response: “Thinking of my widow friends and all those widows throughout the world on this, the first International Widows’ Day. So many widows … Continue reading

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Initial Reflections

This blog is not going to begin quite the way I anticipated. I wanted my first blog entry to be my announcement as a new grief counselor setting up practice in Northern New Mexico. I planned to write about my … Continue reading

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