I'm cleaning up everything. I'm also attempting to get a handle on my growing virtual clutter. This includes the tidying of this blog and other spaces. It will be a process but I'm going to keep on working at it. A lot of you know that I don't love all things social media. I think … Continue reading Checking Off My To-Do List — Bloglovin’ and Facebook
You guys. My brain feels like it's going to explode right now. I am livid. So instead of biting off a well-intentioned person's virtual head and risking appearing wildly unstable among my friends and acquaintances, I'm going to attempt to give language to some of my emotions here. This is my attempt to gain some … Continue reading Social Media: Exasperating and Intriguing
Here's the awesome post over at Caramel Lattes and Stilettos. ___________________________________________________________ For those of you who read regularly here at Grief Happens, you know I'm a big believer in real, and today I got a good dose of it. Although I don't discuss it all that much on this site, I also love fashion and … Continue reading If You’ve Ever Cringed at a Pic of Yourself on Social Media, Read This
Hey, friends. I'm alive -- just trying to hold it together as we're in full swing this summer. It's a busy season for sure. Lots going that I hope to share with you all soon. Here's a quick (for me, anyway) summary: I quit Facebook and am detoxing pretty much from all social media … Continue reading Summer Update: Writing, Music, Meditation & a Social Media Sabbatical
I'm trying to stay afloat this summer, keep up with my kids and their activities, my writing projects, and more, all while attempting to retain a shred of sanity in the process -- both literally and figuratively. BUT...I wanted to quickly pop in to say hello. Meditation is going. Thanks to all of you who … Continue reading Titles Fail Me When Tragedy Strikes.
On Friday, I read a post on my friend Dyane's blog that reminded me of a life-altering experience my friend, Tara, had several years ago. I do a lot of thinking about social media -- the connections, behaviors I see, the benefits, the drawbacks. I ponder how I prefer using various platforms, both personally and … Continue reading Facebook, Unfriending & Havoc Created: Part 1
I ran across a post on Facebook several days ago that I can't stop thinking about. Tim Lawrence sums up my numerous thoughts and emotions on grieving in this eloquent and thoughtful post. I could blast out THOUSANDS of words on the subject, and I could tell you all the ignorant and thoughtless cliches I … Continue reading Some Things Can’t Be Fixed, and That’s Okay
http://elitedaily.com/life/10-things-that-the-people-who-love-their-lives-are-doing-differently/598934/ Hope you all are well. We're knee-deep in getting-out-of-school mode, so things are busy. Good busy, but my already limited organizational skills are being stretched to capacity. I was feeling slightly stressed this morning, but then I came across the above article, and it gave me some peace. It's so easy to get caught … Continue reading Can We Take It Down a Notch On Social Media?
Today I logged onto Facebook for the first time in a couple of weeks. I have to do this for my sanity. I do communicate through personal messaging, but I limit my interactions on the newsfeed. I had what felt like a million notifications. Since my last login, I've had a birthday, AND Gil and … Continue reading On Authenticity
So much is running through my head today. In the last month I've been on the verge of a full-blown depression. I'm clawing and fighting to stay above the surface, but it's a lot of work. March is always hard. March 24 is the anniversary of my dad's suicide. Seventeen years ago, my mom and … Continue reading March is a Beast