Grief & Healing

May 19, 2022

The Rabbit Listened: A Children’s Book on The Healing Power of Listening

“Listen. People start to heal the moment they feel heard.” – Cheryl Robinson … Doerrfeld, Cori (2018). The Rabbit Listened. New York, NY: Dial Books for […]
March 24, 2022

Grief: What is the Rush to be “Ok”?

The more  I listen to bereaved people recounting their early days, weeks and months in grief, a consistent story emerges. Most of them can relate to […]
November 24, 2021
"I am thankful for your life."

“I am thankful for your life.”

Each year I ponder what a grieving person might be thankful for in the wake of loss. Grief is so complex, something we must accept and […]
October 24, 2021
Making Your Own Ofrenda: Remembering Loved Ones at Home

Making Your Own Ofrenda: Remembering Loved Ones at Home

There are so many beautiful, international traditions that can enrich and illuminate our holidays. Día de los Muertos comes on November 1st every year following Halloween. […]
June 30, 2021
How Do We Transition Out of Grief?

How Do We Transition Out of Grief?

Last month I wrote about how “resurrection doesn’t mean reversal” (quoting the fabulous Nadia Bolz-Weber). It occurs to me that the navigation of re-entry that we […]
February 10, 2021
Grieving Your Sweetheart

Grieving Your Sweetheart

Valentine’s Day without your Valentine is not going to be an easy day. There’s a darkness just to saying or typing out the idea. If this […]
January 27, 2021
The Importance of Endings

The Importance of Endings

We need things to end. Most of the time, we dread or avoid endings. They are sad, difficult, unwanted and force us to face a changed […]
November 24, 2020
How Can I Be Thankful for Pain?

How Can I Be Thankful for Pain?

Thanksgiving hits some sharp notes for so many of us this year. What are we supposed to be thankful for in a year of tumult, solitude, […]
October 21, 2020
Sad Holidays 101: Creating Boundaries for Yourself and Your Grief

Sad Holidays 101: Creating Boundaries for Yourself and Your Grief

The holidays are always stressful. Always. But, that stress generally pays off with special gatherings, joyful present giving and tasty food. But when you are grieving […]