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My reflection on a pandemic loss – a year later

  This story was hard for me to write because I struggled to put my thoughts into words. Hopefully, as I start writing, things will begin to make more sense. I will begin my story with my aunt passing  away from Covid-19  in 2020. Since my pre-teen years, my aunt lived with me and my …

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My Reflections on my Mother’s death

Our guest Adewunmi MakaIn this week’s post, our guest shares her deep reflection about her mother’s death, how her brother’s recent picture messages about their mum brought back mixed emotions for her, and also how she dealt with those emotions. I received some pictures from my younger brother a few weeks ago, and boy, did …

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A black and white potrait of a confident African woman - Balanced Wheel's Guest blogger - Diane Kalu

A Personal Journey of Grief and Growth: How I’ve Found New Meaning in Life

I now fully understand the importance of living an impactful life even though everything can change in an instance. Grief is a subject I’m familiar with, having lost a brother at a young age, my husband, and my mum.  My husband Leslie and I got married in 2009. Our marriage was blessed with two boys …

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Coping With the Loss of My Stepdad

In this post, you’ll learn how learned to cope with the loss of my awesome stepdad, how I built resilience that led to forgiving her abusive biological dad, and how my widowed mum through her grief sacrificially helped us adjust to life after loss. I can remember to a great depth, painful memories, where my …

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