tragedy

For Some Parents, Every Day Is Memorial Day

Posted on 05/23/2014 by |Parenting 2.0 | Comments

Home & FamilyIn World War II, families learned of a loved one killed in action by telegram. My husband’s grandfather, with two military sons, recalled watching the telegram delivery man ride his bike down the street and praying that he would not stop at his door. Today a uniformed service member delivers the notification in person. Since 2001, the families of almost 7,000 men and women have opened their front doors to that devastating news. In that instant, life changes, leaving parents, …

Tears, Stories, Music: 9/11 Museum Opens at Ground Zero

Posted on 05/15/2014 by |General News | Comments

Bulletin TodayBy Jonathan Lemire and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama praised the new Sept. 11 museum on Thursday as “a sacred place of healing and of hope” that captures both the story and the spirit of heroism and helping others that followed the attacks. “It’s an honor to join in your memories, to recall and to reflect, but above all to reaffirm the true spirit of 9/11 — love, compassion, sacrifice — and to enshrine it …

Remembering 9/11 With Acts of Service

Posted on 09/10/2013 by |Best Life | Comments

Your LifeAs we remember Sept. 11, 2001, stories of good deeds that sprouted from that tragedy abound. One of them is how the tiny Canadian town of Gander, Newfoundland, and neighboring communities came to the aid of passengers aboard 38 planes that were hurriedly diverted to the North Atlantic fueling stop. Grateful passengers and crew members on one Delta flight – who received food, shelter and whatever they needed for their unexpected stay – decided to pay forward the kindness by …

Grandparents Can Help Grandkids in Aftermath of Tragedy

Posted on 12/14/2012 by |Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

Home & FamilyWhile details are still being learned about the explosions at the Boston Marathon, I wanted to share with you how you can help your grandchildren heal from a tragedy like this. We want them to be active and healthy throughout their lives, and encourage them to exercise —  perhaps even become a runner — and they might have questions about today’s events. So, how can we help our kids and grandkids cope with these traumatic events? How can we help …

Are You Ready to Go Back to Titanic?

Posted on 04/14/2012 by |Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeI am a Titanic junkie. And I’m not just talking about the movie, which I’ve seen like, 786 times. (Okay I’m slightly exaggerating, but I did spend several hours waffling over the perfect headline for this blog using a quote from the movie. Since I can pretty much recite the whole flick, it took about 2 hours and 20 minutes to find the right one). I digress…I’m fascinated, compelled rather, with its story - the tragic, yet perfect melody of errors which led to where …