Everyone Has a Story – Here is Mine.

Saluki on 3.15.13 passes 3.15.99 crash site.

Amtrak Saluki passes March 15, 1999 crash site on March 15, 2013. Inset: memorial plaque.


“Take a deep breath,” she said.

Just over two years ago, my friend Bobbi Emel asked if I would be interested in guest posting for her website, The Bounce Blog.  Bobbi’s blog is a great resource for personal development and a great read, as well: she’s a psychotherapist in Los Altos, CA, who specializes in helping people cope with grief, stress, and anxiety.  I guarantee you’ll find something interesting and helpful there.

Bobbi and I are childhood friends, and when we reconnected through Facebook a few years back, we were able to catch up on the years in between.  When she asked me if I’d like to share my grief story on her blog, I was honored to do so.  So here is my story.

The article is called, Resilience: “Sometimes Life Hands You a New Normal.”

More here on Wikipedia.


photo credit Buddahbless  (Imagine my surprise to find this very photograph.)

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10 thoughts on “Everyone Has a Story – Here is Mine.”

  1. Becky,
    Rings so true! Amazingly true on the “before the crash” “after the crash” time splits. I agree that tragedy makes you stronger, or at least you realize how strong you already were….you just never tested it before. And really don’t want to have to test it again. Life and Love do triumph. Thanks for writing your story.

    1. Thank you, Lauren. I think it is important to remember that ‘life and love do triumph.’ Things may look bleak, but you just have to keep moving.
      Welcome to my blog!

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