Marina Lombardo, LCSW
Within Every Challenge...

...Are the Seeds of Opportunity

Winter 2011

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Marina Lombardo
Psychotherapy, Counseling & Personal Coaching
Lake Bennet Medical Center
1151 Blackwood Avenue, Suite 120
Ocoee, FL 34761
(407) 615-0848

Welcome Everyone!


Lately, I’ve gotten the opportunity to see at very close hand the incredible impact one life can have, and again I am reminded that life really is a paradox. On one hand, we are one of billions of people, barely a spec in a vast universe. On the other, we are enormously powerful, and our choices have an unimaginable ripple effect well beyond our immediate world.


This has prompted me to ask some questions:


How are my emotions and thoughts informing my choices?
How are my actions affecting those around me?
How will my life be remembered by others?


For all of us, how we answer these questions will determine the legacy we leave behind.


Feature Article

Creating a Legacy of Love

Just last week, my father-in-law passed away. He was 91. Spry and sharp until the very end, we had just celebrated my son’s 30th birthday with a family brunch. He feasted on bacon, eggs and pancakes and entertained us with stories of his youthful adventures we had all heard dozens of times. Several days later he had what some would call a “good death.” He passed away at home, quickly and suddenly, surrounded by his family.


But what is most memorable about “Nonno” (Italian for grandfather) was not what occurred in his last few days, but how he lived the whole of his life. If you were to ask him his three most important things, he would say, “family, family, family.” And it was from that conviction that he lived. His emotions, his thoughts and his actions all lined up to create a loving family of which he was the heart and soul.


Nonno had a great ability to laugh…at his own stories, at what he saw around him, and most important at himself. With a deep baritone voice laced with an Italian accent, he could be deeply passionate and protective of those he loved. He had a habit of enumerating over and over even the smallest things he savored in his life, and never seemed to stop appreciating those around him. Nonno was truly an original, an inspiration and blessing to us all. More than anything, we will miss him.


When I see the positive impact his life made on those around him, family and friends alike, I know that his legacy of love will live on long after his passing. And when all else ends, it is love that is the only thing that lives on.


Until next time…
Be well!



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