Grief & Healing

November 20, 2023

The Opposite of “Happy Holidays”

How to Thoughtfully Cope with Grief and Gatherings If you are facing the holidays in a way you’ve never faced them before, the word “HAPPY” may […]
August 30, 2023

Don’t Pause Your Life to Heal

Casually scrolling through Instagram I came across a post from a therapist I started following during Covid. What I read sent off an alarm in my […]
June 22, 2023

Grief is Connective Tissue

Grief is Separation Grief is the product of loss and separation. We experience loneliness in our deepest places and even intangibly as we look to the […]
March 8, 2023

Why Do We Tell Stories?

Stories are so important and to grieving people, stories can feel like everything. After a death, stories immediately begin coming out as memories are recalled to […]
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 […]