The Day After Christmas

Cynthia L. Eppley 01/03/2022 “Greeting cards have all been sent The Christmas rush is through But I still have one wish to make: A special one for you….” Merry Christmas, Darling This song was first recorded by the Carpenters in 1970. It is still popular 50 years later. And we can see why: haunting melody, heartfelt emotive vocals. And certainly, a message forContinue reading “The Day After Christmas”

Christmas Cards

Cynthia L. Eppley December 7, 2021 That time of Year It’s that time of year when our hearts and minds turn to Christmas. Often, that includes sending out cards—either physical or ecards.Since I haven’t sent cards in a few years, I thought I would jump on the bandwagon and actually order prints including our family.Continue reading “Christmas Cards”

Christmas Traditions

Cynthia L. Eppley 12/24/2020 “I’ll be home for Christmas” takes on new meaning this year, doesn’t it? One in California, one in Spain. And Covid Separations.Though far apart, what are the traditions that bind us together? Cookies Cookies take on a historic significance don’t they? We tend to love what we were raised with; andContinue reading “Christmas Traditions”

Thanksgiving Traditions

Cynthia L. Eppley 11/24/2020 If you are ever on the roads at Thanksgiving, you will know that this is the most traveled holiday of the year.People seem to be yearning to return to Mom and Dad’s, or go over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house. (Do they sing that song anymore? DoContinue reading “Thanksgiving Traditions”

Grief and Loss During the Holidays

Cynthia L. Eppley 11/12/2020 Hard Holidays As a Counselor, I found the Holiday times to be particularly troubling to my clients. Sure, there is the stress of decorating, cleaning, setting tables, and gifts bought and wrapped. I’d say 90% of my counseling from Nov1-Jan 15 involved “Holiday issues” including “family issues.” But I also sawContinue reading “Grief and Loss During the Holidays”

Of Baseball, Whiffle Ball and Family

July 25, 2020 Cynthia L. Eppley, MA Whiffle Ball during COVID There is a Whiffle Ball Tournament going on around the corner. This might not be notable on any other hot day of the summer, but this summer is different. This is a COVID summer. And sports are off limits. Not to be deterred, a groupContinue reading “Of Baseball, Whiffle Ball and Family”

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