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Necessary Distractions for Healing the Heart

With the passing of my father, his wake and a funeral, it was comforting to receive hugs, love and condolences from family and friends, and I thank everyone.  On the right is a bouquet from my colleagues at work. Still … Continue reading

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Welcoming an Old Family Member Home by Heather Novak

Many, many (many…many…) years ago, I was a world-titled organist. After my grandparents passed away, one of the many instruments I inherited was a Grinnell Brothers piano. Grinnell Brothers was one of the leading piano/organ manufactures in Detroit until the … Continue reading

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In Case of Writer’s Block, Break Glass by Heather Novak

Between broaching the busy season at my day job and the mounds of grief, I’ve been crawling out of my skin. There was no writing. There wasn’t even reading. I even considered deleting my author page and quitting my blogs. … Continue reading

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When You Get a Truck Full of Lemons by Heather Novak

I’ve been repeatedly asked, “how do I write while grieving?” I’ve written post after post about it. Five months ago, I lost my mom, and this month I lost both a friend and my younger cousin. My body is a … Continue reading

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How Music Pulled Me From Nothingness by Heather Novak

I’ve been staring at my computer screen for months, waiting for words to come. Any words. A blog, a song, a poem, a silly kids book, the books I have editors waiting for…anything. The beginning of October was one of the … Continue reading

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Remembering My Mother by Heather Novak

Sunday will be the first Mother’s Day without by biological mom and I am NOT looking forward to it. Truth be told, I didn’t like the day all that much to begin with…but that’s a different tangent.  I wanted to … Continue reading

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Working Through The Feelings by Heather Novak

Let’s get real, friends. Writing is hard. Like, “everything is on fire and the world is caving in around you and you’re pretty sure the water you’re drowning in is polluted, but you still have to make word count” hard. … Continue reading

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