I’m a little hesitant to write this, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say that spring has finally arrived! At least that’s what Hershey has been telling me as he grabs his leash to drag me outside for a walk a few times a day. Mind you, I’m not complaining. I love the walks and love watching nature as it emerges from its winter sleep. The birds are returning and I’m being visited by bunnies, turkeys, groundhogs, and deer.
Since I last wrote I spent a few days at a strategic planning retreat in Havre de Grace, Maryland. I’ve been attending these retreats twice a year for about five or six years and, while I love the camaraderie and sharing, they have always been challenging for me since planning and structure have never been something I really enjoyed. Until this year! Something clicked and I’m finding myself actually enjoying pulling ideas together, breaking down tasks, and putting the puzzle pieces together to implement!
If you’ve never been to Havre de Grace, Maryland, I would encourage you to visit this small town on the shore of the Susquehanna River. There are cute shops, great restaurants, a few museums (the Duck Decoy Museum even has a great water view and a walking path), and some sweet bed & breakfasts. My favorite is the Spencer Silver Mansion. It is a beautiful example of Victorian architecture with period pieces and amazing Bradbury and Bradbury wallpapered ceilings in the public spaces. Carol is also a great cook and host! If you go, tell her I sent you.
Since my last email, I have uploaded two new podcasts. The first is my interview with Donna Sephton Kendrick who is a certified financial planner specializing in helping women and men who are going through life transitions.
In the second podcast, I talk about loss and the types of experiences and changes which can be considered loss and therefore produce feelings of grief. This came out of a discussion I had with four women who, until this discussion, had not realized that they were experiencing grief.
I hope you’ll click on the underlined links above, listen to the podcasts, and then subscribe. If you have any ideas on topics you’d like to hear about, please reply to this email and let me know!
I’m working on an e-book about loss; its working title is, Navigating the 7 C’s of Loss. It will be downloadable for free soon! Also, I have been invited to write a chapter for each of two books! Stay tuned for information about these in upcoming emails.
Wishing you a Happy Passover and/or Easter!
Until the next time, I love you, appreciate you, and love to hear from you,