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Sukey Forbes
Sukey Forbes is the bestselling author of , 'The Angel in My Pocket', Viking Penguin 2014. She writes and speaks on transformation through embracing life after loss and the wisdom we gain through our suffering. She is a bereaved mother, a parent of teens and a seeker.

Entries by Sukey Forbes

Why I Like Turning 50 So Much More Than Turning 40

(2) Comments | Posted January 19, 2015 | 6:11 AM


On my 40th birthday I felt as if I was turning 100. Worn out from my middle child's sudden death five months prior, I was fragile and tired. Ten years later I am a different woman in all regards and as I sit...

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An Open Letter To Santa About My Unconventional Christmas Cookies

(2) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 4:31 PM

Oh Dear Santa,

It's me again, and according to my kids I have been "acting out." They tell me I need to reach out to you and confess to being naughty lest I face some real "consequences." I tried to come see you at the mall but the contrived mirth...

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The Umbilical Thread, His Gut to Mine

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2014 | 8:09 PM

I know tomorrow, my abs will be sore. Not from yoga. Not from crunches. I know that by attending my son's kart race in Sonoma, I will be terribly sore the next day. This has become my familiar routine. I perch trackside on the grandstand watching Cabot hurling and winding...

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Letter to My Daughter on the 10th Anniversary of Her Passing

(4) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 1:35 PM

Dear Charlotte,

This time of year, the weather turns crisp and clear and visibility seems to go on for miles. But there is a chill to the wind that carries along with it the message that summer is ending. These days now make me melancholy as they remind me of...

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My Middle Child Is an Angel... REALLY

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 5:41 PM

I have three children. One of them is an angel. Really. She has been an angel for 10 years now. Given the fact that my other two are now teens I could say that makes for decent family balance although I'd much prefer to have my middle child back in...

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Can We Talk About Hashtags?

(7) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 7:34 PM


Can we talk about hashtags? I know I'm an #oldfart, and if for a nanosecond I forget that wee fact my teens remind me in a flash #geezermom. But I don't get hashtags.

They've been around a while in computer programming and...

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The Gift of Tears

(1) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 6:44 PM

There is a gift in the falling of a tear. It is a human way of cleansing the soul. Shedding tears bathes us in the healing properties of salt water. As the tears leave us we are both emptied and restored. Water conducts those highly-charged emotions and feelings that course...

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Resolutions of What I Will NOT Do in 2014

(0) Comments | Posted December 31, 2013 | 8:10 AM

Eve of 2014. Are you as tired as I am of committing to some new form of to-do list that within 45 days will just fly out the window leaving behind more fuel we can use to beat ourselves up? I don't know about you, but I can assure you...

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A Letter to Santa

(1) Comments | Posted December 23, 2013 | 5:03 PM

Dear Santa,

Let me start out by saying that I have been a big fan of yours for as long as I can remember. It would be impossible not to love a man whose sole reason for existing is to spread tidings of comfort and joy along with a sense...

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