From The Heart

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 […]
May 26, 2021
Grief and the Myth of "Back to Normal"

Grief and the Myth of “Back to Normal”

Myth of “Back to Normal” after COVID We keep talking about “back to normal” and it sounds so wonderful. I so badly want to see and […]
April 27, 2021
Pandemic Grief

Pandemic Grief

I attended the annual ADEC virtual & international conference on death and dying last week and walked away with so many incredible new ways to think […]
March 25, 2021
A Year Changes You

A Year Changes You

As hope begins to flicker in with vaccinations and re-openings I feel the great temptation to forget all that we’ve been through this last year and […]
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 […]
December 10, 2020
What Do You Give a Grieving Person?

What Do You Give a Grieving Person?

Grieving people can be difficult to buy for. The main reason for that, is that their life has taken on a complete and total inventory check […]
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 […]