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.
Category: Personal Essay
Big Brother IS Watching
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
Don’t Be Strong
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
Unlearning What To Say & Do
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
Just A Breath Away
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
A Good Death?
Living can be hard. Dying – it turns out – can actually be harder. I am grateful to live in a right-to-die state. If I
NY 2019 in NY, NY
Typically, I ring in the New Year at home in California at 9:00 pm Pacific because it’s midnight in New York and I figure it’s
Everything Happens For A Reason. Ha!
Death is a mystery. How it happens, when it happens, to whom it happens. We yearn to understand, to be able to explain why, to
Why You Should Pick Me
Because I’ve been there. To hell and back. Because I have more than an inkling of what lies ahead. I know you don’t care about
The Tattoo I Never Got
Most of the tattooed people I know are women. This seems weird to me (perhaps because of my age – 60). For the longest time,
The Guilt Baggage
guilt |gilt| (noun): a feeling of having done wrong or failed in an obligation Guilt is what almost took me down. The sadness, the anger,
All The Parts Of Me
When I was earning my Masters degree in Counseling Psychology, I would often ask the clients to think of the different parts of themselves. For