There is a thing we tend to do as humans—regarding our own losses. We tend to discount them because someone, somewhere has a loss that is worse than our own. I think that if you were a child and you lost a parent, there is very little out there that feels worse than that. So […]Read more "Your Pain Counts"
We remember our life and our self often in a pool of golden light—perfection. We want to get back there but we know that wish is futile.Read more "Running from Ourselves"
Grieving loss is a necessary step toward healing.Read more "Fewer Words, more Silence"
She has been gone for over forty years, but I can shut my eyes right now, right here…stop writing for 20 seconds…and though I cannot see her face in my memory of images, I can feel the softness of her skin under my fingertips.Read more "Invitation to Exist"
It is hard to revisit that deep darkness you buried as a child. It hurts, sometimes like hell, and the tears don’t feel good at first. But eventually they start to do the work of healing.Read more "Alone in the Fog"
Grief builds up inside us, over time reaching a bursting point. Tears release the pain and start the process of healing.Read more "Letting Go Takes Time"