Home for the Holidays

Cynthia L. Eppley               12/16/2020 “Home” During holidays, our thoughts and our hearts often turn toward home. Simon and Garfunkel Wizard of Oz  “There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home…..” “There’s no Place Like Home for the Holidays” You can’t get through Christmas without hearing thisContinue reading “Home for the Holidays”

Holiday Ho-Hum

Cynthia L. Eppley 12/02/2020 Reality Christmas seems to come earlier each year. Stores put up their trees in August! And we are inundated with ads everywhere. Smiling faces all aglow—or so it seems, doesn’t it? But there are those for whom this Christmas will be very different. How do we help those who are struggling?Continue reading “Holiday Ho-Hum”

Cornbread and Buttermilk

Cynthia L. Eppley 11/19/2020 I’ve been on a baking spree recently, baking cornbread. Now, I love cornbread as much as the next person, but this has a background.A recipe was posted online that was from a Grandmother. It was a family favorite and often requested. It beat out homemade rolls and bread.And the love ofContinue reading “Cornbread and Buttermilk”

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”

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