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Thanks

Thank you for following my blog. I’ve moved to a new website. You can continue to follow me at http://carolbalawyder.com/category/writing/ under the blog menu. Hope to see you there.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/signote/

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In Loving Memory

Four years ago today, my sister, Diana, died. Since then I wrote a collection of essays on mourning in great part to deal with my grief. Yet, here I am still feeling the grief. It is not that I want … Continue reading

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Mourning Has Broken

Wow. It’s been such  a long time since I’ve been on my blog. I’m happy to say that my book Mourning Has Broken is available on Amazon and Kindle   http://www.amazon.com/Mourning-Has-Broken-C-Balawyder/dp/1461029279/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1320843244&sr=1-1-catcorr For all who are interested I hope that you … Continue reading

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Retire to Do What You Love

This afternoon I had a personal meeting with Thelma Mariano, Life and Retirement Coach. When I first started my blog nine months ago I was newly retired and asked the question: what do I want to do for the rest … Continue reading

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The Guest

A few posts ago I wrote an excerpt titled Hello, Cowgirl in The Sand. You can read the essay in Mindful.org, a sister publication of Shambhala Sun. View the article here.

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Excerpt from Retirement and Cocaine

1 I am in one of those funks over my retirement. I am supposed to be joyous about this situation but I am everything but joyous. Instead of joy it is anxiety and fear that inhabits me these days. Will … Continue reading

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Excerpt From Hello, Cowgirl in the Sand

It frightens me when Sophie tells me that she isn’t coming to my sister’s commemorative because she doesn’t believe in the afterlife. What if she’s right and I have been wrong all along? What if this anger that is lodged … Continue reading

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