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Working through Guilt

Many emotions are experienced after the death of a loved one; denial, sadness, guilt, anger, and relief, is just a few. This article will focus on one aspect, guilt. Guilt shows up in many ways at various times during the grieving process. Guilt is a normal feeling associated with grief and a process one must go through to progress through the grief process.

Helpful Tax Time Tips

Tip No. 1: Be organized It's a little late to do a great job with this tip, but it's not too late. Ideally, have a folder or box where you place tax-related receipts and documents throughout the year. (After all, you might spend some money on a tax-deductible medical expense in May -- and you don't want to forget about it.) Once you're sitting down to prepare your return, all the papers you need will be in one place. Even if you're using a tax professional to prepare your tax return, it will be very helpful to be able to hand over all your necessary documentation instead of having to hunt for it.

Thinking Out Loud

Loss is often puzzling. You must understand your grief before you can reconcile your sorrow and misery. Clarity in your understanding enables you to stop grieving and start healing. So let’s create a word picture. In many ways grief can be likened to a sandstorm in the desert. Anyone who has experienced a sandstorm in the desert unmistakably understands what the storm does to your senses. Your senses need horizons, they need measurements, and they need guidelines by which to apply themselves. In the sand storm there are no horizons and no guidelines. There is no near or far, no low and high. There is only a moving wall of wind and sand that roars around you, overwhelming insane, shattering.

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