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A Loss of Trust

September 16th, 2012 by judytalks

Election Day is nearly here and uncertainty seems to be the byword for this important event in American life. My blog is about grief, not politics, and grief is exactly what I see everyday. I see it in the news, in my emails, and I hear it in the conversations with friends and family members. I believe what we have lost in trust, stability, and economic security has thrown our country into a state of mourning that won’t go away soon.

I can feel the effects of grief in the voices of people, and see the pain and fear in their faces. Grief causes sadness, anxiety, and confusion. As a nation, we are mourning the loss of life as we knew it, and we have our fellow citizens to question and hold accountable. Whose job is this? It’s ours.

I began changing who I do business with a couple of years ago. A new, small bank, no clothes purchases for 18 mos. until I found American made clothing, and careful scrutiny about every place that I shopped. Will my efforts make a difference? Probably a drop in the bucket. But I’m beginning to perk up and stop expecting someone else to fix what’s broken. When I belonged to the League of Women Voters (yeah, men can join), the first thing they taught me is that I am the government. Wow! What a power surge! Go for it!

President Judy

A Time to Tweak

June 29th, 2011 by judytalks

Awhile ago I wrote about developing a marketing plan for my latest book. (see The Year of Magical Planning). For the most part, that plan has given me opportunities for reaching the grieving community with comfort and support. Recently, though, I’ve tweaked it to give myself larger chunks of time for covering the ongoing aspects of bereavement. Mourning doesn’t start and stop at fixed points. The papers I’m writing are posted on www.scribd.com under judywriting and will be continued in a series. These papers help you to manage the difficulties of grief, while taking care of your inner self. Many thanks to you who have already checked them out.

Taking joy in your work has to allow times for tweaking. A fresh approach, a new idea, or a newly discovered avenue for reaching your audience renews your spirit and keeps you on your toes.

Please visit my website, www. survive-strong.com for resources that offer you comfort and hope. I wish you well.

Judy

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