Love Revealed Stories

Celebrating the People We Love

November 3, 2016

November 3rd is Aunt Kiddy’s birthday. She was born 108 years ago, and she has been in heaven almost twenty years now. At the tender age of sixteen, she left her family and her home in a small coal mining town to enter nursing school in the big city of Baltimore. She was the second […]

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Legacy. What might we choose our legacies to be?

September 30, 2015

Legacy. This very word is the photo-&-text prompt for the final day in the lovely month long #talesofseptember challenge on Instagram, hosted by Tori, @toris_tales. What is a Legacy? When I think of the legacies left after those close to me have died, what impresses me most is how the lives of their loved ones […]

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A Mother’s Gifts to Her Daughter, Still Giving 70+ Years Later

November 21, 2014

  This is a story about a mother’s love for her daughter, and about gifts of celebration and compassion given through creative expression. It is also about a daughter still cherishing these gifts, still cherishing the mother who gave them, more than seventy years later. The first gift was a poem the mother wrote to mark […]

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Personal Stories to Ease Your Grief

August 22, 2014

Each experience of grieving is unique. There is no one-size-fits-all version of how we are affected by grief nor of what steps to take to heal as best we can from losing someone through death. Pondering these thoughts a couple years ago led me to issue an invitation for writers to share their personal stories […]

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Book Share: Good Reads to Tantalize Our Brains

August 8, 2014

Welcome to a wonderland of cool books to explore. All are available as eBooks, and at least a couple are also in paperback. All are written by people I know (a little or a lot); some I correspond with through a bloggers group, two others I’ve known over twenty years. I’d love to hear what […]

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Staycation Tips: Remember the Past to Enjoy the Future

July 17, 2014

Have you been hearing the term “staycations” a lot in recent years? Many people are open to simpler and thrifty possibilities rather than going on costly vacations. A staycation can provide ways to have fun, relax, and rejuvenate at home and close to home. Taking day trips to interesting places and events within an hour’s […]

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Widows: Story-Sharing-by-Heart, a Support Circle via Telephone

July 10, 2014

How did the Story Sharing by Heart tele-circles begin? Several years ago, I had an idea to write a book of moments I’d lived during my husband’s illness, the weeks approaching his death, and the first eighteen months of widowhood. As I wrote and brought some of the stories to people, I noticed leaps in my own […]

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What Feeds Your Soul?

July 3, 2014

Quite a few years ago, I noticed a discomfort in myself when I asked a new acquaintance, “What do you do?” This was the typical dance people did with one another when meeting someone new at social gatherings. I pondered my feelings about it. What was it about this question that bothered me? A few answers […]

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Treatment Decisions: How to Choose the Right Ones for You

June 26, 2014

TREATMENT DECISIONS: How to Choose? If you or someone you know are facing a potentially serious health situation, this list could be helpful. I located the core information online nearly ten years ago. Those hosting it on the website welcomed folks to share it. Then, I added to it from my own personal experiences and when I […]

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Father Tributes, shared by Corby Caffrey-Dobosh

June 12, 2014

Corby Caffrey-Dobosh is an author with essays in the Love Revealed series of books and she has guest posted previously. See more details about her after reading today’s offerings. With Father’s Day upon us, Corby is sharing gift poems she wrote at special times for her husband, Doug, and for her father, Bernie (aka: Pop). We are invited […]

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