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Celebration of Life

Celebrating My Dad's First Birthday After He Passed Away

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 07.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

July is my father's birth month. We'd always celebrate with a family gathering; if the weather was nice, badminton, lawn darts and a backyard barbec...

Robin Williams, A Baby Boomer Favorite... You Enriched Our Lives!

David Kanegis | Posted 10.11.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

As we get older it's difficult to see others we care about exit our lives. However we often become inured to it. When someone as gregarious and outgoing as Robin Williams goes before his time it's especially disturbing. For many of us it's as if a close friend has passed away. He and his cohorts are inextricably woven into the fabric of our lives.

Sharing Memories Of My Heroic Grandmother

Nav Dayanand | Posted 10.06.2014 | Fifty
Nav Dayanand

To much of the world, naani was anonymous. To me, she was and always will be extraordinary. Her smile was electric, her wisdom unparalleled, and her patience and tolerance enviable. With her passing, we lose a beacon of hope, one that symbolized triumph over war and despair and one who infused simplicity, dignity and relentless love. I so wish I had more time with her.

Nothing Like Feeling Special!

Dianne Harman | Posted 08.12.2014 | Fifty
Dianne Harman

I've concluded that if we can do things to make our children feel special from an early age, not just at age 17 or 18 when they graduate from high school, then we're doing something very positive for the future generation. Things may not have been done that way in the past, but maybe they should have been.

Daughter Changes Wedding At Last Minute To Grant Dying Mother's Wish

Posted 01.25.2014 | Weddings

Nicole Decker didn't plan to get married in a hospital -- but with the last-minute help of family and hospital staff, she was able to say "I Do" in fr...

Funeral Pre-Planning: Your Final Act of Love

Nancy Cronk | Posted 11.10.2013 | Fifty
Nancy Cronk

Have we done what we need to do to protect the people closest to us who will be left behind? Are our spouses, our children, or are partners prepared to make important decisions on our behalf, and have we given them clear instructions for doing so? I

The Color Orange and My First Cousin Jesse: Rediscovering Family

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 05.07.2013 | Women
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

The Last of the Mohicans was made in 1992, just after my mother (the next to the last of my Mohicans) succumbed to cancer. Very much in Chingachgook's moccasins, I am the last, now, of the Boleman-Herrings.