Searching For Goodbye Letters For Book

The Arizona Republic helped us get the word out that we are seeking letter submissions for our website and book.  Here is a link to that story:  CLICK HERE FOR STORY  Or, you can read the story below. Spotlight on … Susan Geer Susan Geer of Gilbert has embarked on an ambitious project: She is […]

When Faced With Goodbye, Write A Letter

“One of these days, I’m gonna sit down and write a long letter, to all the good friends I’ve known.” – Neil Young ASU Now featured a story on our letter writing project.  You can read it online here:  CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE STORY Or the entire article is below: After the recent passing of […]

Saying Goodbye, One Letter At A Time

Local woman seeks letters for a book about letting go of a loved one. While planning a trip to Colorado to visit her ailing father last year, Susan Geer had an epiphany. As the realization settled in that the next time she saw him would probably be her last chance to say goodbye, she sat […]

A Dying Mother’s Letter To Her Daughters

A friend of mine sent me this link and I wanted to share it with you.  Julie expresses herself so beautifully and with practicality that I find inspiring: Julie Yip-Williams’ Letter To Her Daughters If you want to read more, Julie’s memoir, The Unwinding of the Miracle, is available to read. If you want to […]

Yad Vashem Launches Online Exhibit – Last Letters From The Holocaust: 1944

This website is a historical treasure of letters and photos.  Nothing I can write here will do justice to the emotions this online exhibit creates in the viewer. Last Letters From The Holocaust:  1944   Luigi and Anna Ventura 1927 — Photo from Ya Vashem Document Archive After looking through the exhibit, I feel stronger […]

Writing As Grief Therapy–A Healing Process

Chaplain JTC, III with AllCare Hospice in Tulsa, Oklahoma ministers to those in their last days of life.  He allowed me to share this article about writing to heal with you.  It talks about guilt, regret, forgiveness, gratitude and acceptance.  Here’s a link to the Chaplain’s story: Starting the writing process isn’t hard–just decide to […]

Why wait? Write a love letter to your mom for Mother’s Day!

I wrote a letter to my mother a couple of Mother’s Days ago and I wanted to share her reaction after reading it.  Fortunately for me, she left me a voice message and I can listen to her happy response over and over–especially when I’m feeling a little blue, it picks me up to know […]

I’m happy to report a success!

In my post dated March 14, I reported how my friend felt bad because he kept putting off doing things with friends because ‘there’s always tomorrow,’  and then, sadly, sometimes missed the opportunity.  One such opportunity was to take a dear friend to eat at a favorite restaurant one and-a-half hours from home.  And, guess […]

Learn from my friend’s mistakes–he’s trying to!

I have a friend who has told me this story a couple of times: He has older friends that he thinks he’ll take to lunch, or go visit, or do something fun with, but–although his intensions are good–the time to do these things just never seems to materialize.  He told me recently that it makes […]