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The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
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- Helen Keller

“Sweet April showers, do spring May flowers.” This is a popular rhyme often heard around springtime, and can be traced back to the mid 1500s.

- THOMAS TUSSER, “A Hundred Good Points of Husbandry”

Managing Grief After Your Spouse Dies

When my husband died after an eighteen-month battle with cancer, I thought my life was over. There was nothing I wanted to live for. I was full of tears and self-pity. I felt lost and frightened and lonely. I was angry, self-centered, and, in my preoccupation with my grief, I fear I was boring. The truth is that by and large, no matter how calm and controlled and accepting a face she may present to the world, a new widow is miserable and can be a very difficult creature.

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Lessons from My Mother

My mother practiced excellent self-care. She had beautiful skin until the day she died. When my sister and I were children, we loved playing outside

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