Lately, the things that scare me aren’t death or disease. Although given what I’ve been through in the past ten years (lots of deaths, lots
Saturday, October 26, 2019, 5:30 pm – The Kincade fire, a two-hour drive north of me in Sonoma County, is spreading and the wind is
Suffering resides in the space between expectation and reality. I’ll offer a few examples: Expectation: that my son would outlive me. Reality: He did not. Expectation: that
Grief is the pain associated with loss. It’s normal to want the pain to stop, to want it to go away. It’s normal to feel
When young people experience the death of a loved one (including pets), there is that extra layer of care we take because children are often
The United States of America has never been perfect. It continues to be a work in progress, even (and perhaps especially) after almost 250 years.
Some of us are uncomfortable asking for help under any circumstances. Even if we’re sick or injured. Even if someone we love has just died.
I use this blogging platform to write about loss and grief. Most of my readers (and clients in real life) have experienced either the death
When we encounter someone who is grieving, we tend to want to say things that will help them feel better, perhaps even help them feel
It’s the coulda-shoulda-wouldas that get us. The unfulfilled dreams, hopes and expectations that haunt us. The things we wish we’d said, or wish we hadn’t.
What’s one of the first things we’re told when we experience loss as young children? When something disappoints us, or our feelings get hurt, or
I haven’t blogged since the beginning of January. Sometimes it’s important to live an experience, purely immerse oneself in it, without the safety net of