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Jan Broom
The blog concept is new to me, but there is nothing worse than trying to find your way alone... especially after loss.
Interests: books, family, nature, shannon
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Webster defines grief as a deep and poignant distress caused by bereavement. So simple. So easy to accept until it touches our lives. Grief is all encompassing, all inclusive, unavoidable... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at My Angel's Whispers
In January of 2018 I had the flu. By the middle of January I had hives. I had had hives before so I thought they would go away. Instead, they... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at My Angel's Whispers
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I'm not sure why things happen the way they do. In that moment, I tried to make decisions, to feel the emotions, but not panic looking for solutions. I tried... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2021 at My Angel's Whispers
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Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night, head full of amazing and often profound thoughts? You lay there in that calm, quiet space, strolling through an... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2021 at My Angel's Whispers
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A new season may take some getting use to. In the soft light from the computer screen, every line and wrinkle on these aging hands is highlighted and the passage... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2021 at My Angel's Whispers
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Tomorrow my life enters another season. I lived for twenty years without Shannon. I lived for twenty three years with her. I have once again lived for twenty three years... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2021 at My Angel's Whispers
Every once in a while, when I take time to breathe, I stare at the blank page of a blog that began by accident from a whispered idea in 2008.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2021 at My Angel's Whispers
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I just finished re balancing my IRA Brokerage account. I sold two stocks that I thought I would hold forever, McDonald's and Facebook. This morning I have started painting my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2020 at My Angel's Whispers
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Sudden Light Dante Gabriel Rossetti I have been here before, But when or how I cannot tell: I know the grass beyond the door, The sweet keen smell, The sighing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2020 at My Angel's Whispers
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There is a small spiral bound notebook on my desk. The cover is a beautiful photograph of an ocean sunset with disappearing footprints in the sand. Each page is lined... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2020 at My Angel's Whispers
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Today is my Mom's birthday. I take comfort in knowing that she is surrounded by family that she missed so much. One very hot July day when I was five... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2020 at My Angel's Whispers
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Yesterday was a perfect Jeep day. Up early, clean kitchen and off to check the relocated hive. Sky so blue, sunlight so warm, air so fresh. The fragrances of honeysuckle... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2020 at My Angel's Whispers
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This morning I spent time outside, alone. I listened to the rain on the roof of the gazebo. I felt calmer than I have in weeks. I know that the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2020 at My Angel's Whispers
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I have finally decided to deactivate my Facebook account. This year has taken a toll and I find myself churned up all the time. I thought turning 65 would include... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2020 at My Angel's Whispers
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For the last ten years I have managed my retirement account. My philosophy has always been to invest in stocks that are companies and products that I believe in or... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2020 at My Angel's Whispers
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In preparation for my "blog every day plan" I made a list of inspirational sayings or quotes to be my jumping off point every day. I'm not sure why I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2020 at My Angel's Whispers
It's funny how you think you have everything figured out. 21 Day Manifesting Challenge. Intermittent Fasting. A new plan for controlling Hashimoto's. 10,000 steps a day. A blog entry everyday... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2020 at My Angel's Whispers
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When I decided to blog about turning sixty-five, I imagined that I would be very brave and share the blog on social media. I had big ideas about interviewing experts... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2020 at My Angel's Whispers
In November I ordered a book. I don't remember ordering this particular book, so I consider it a gift from the Universe. Super Attractor by Gabrielle Bernstein, and as fate... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at My Angel's Whispers
Today my very wise Aunt shared an article with me that perfectly framed my plans for this New Year. As this blog is going to be my Year's End reminder... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at My Angel's Whispers
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The bees were out today. Winter is challenging for those of us who really enjoy the company of honeybees. We tuck them in when the weather turns cold. I provide... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2019 at My Angel's Whispers
I have been planning the re creation of me for the last few months, counting down to my 65th birthday with anticipation. I decided that I would blog every day... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2019 at My Angel's Whispers
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This morning I had cats and coffee in the back yard. Since Henry still thinks fences are for climbing, a great deal of cat herding is usually required, but the... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2019 at My Angel's Whispers
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Every breath is a new beginning. Every moment comes with the gift of choosing. Twenty-one years ago I stood in the shower, preparing for the work day, looking forward to... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2019 at My Angel's Whispers
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Looking back over the last eight months, I am stunned at how quickly it has flown by. I have been writing with a pen and paper, quietly, privately, trying to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2018 at My Angel's Whispers