From The Heart

September 9, 2021
Pausing to Remember 9/11 || 20 Years Later

Pausing to Remember 9/11 || 20 Years Later

In the 20 years since 9/11 became a part of all our lives. We have enfolded it into our history, studied and honored it. Many of […]
August 25, 2021
"Should we still have a funeral?"

“Should we still have a funeral?”

So many families are asking this question, “Should we still have a funeral?” COVID made funerals impossible and the delays kept coming. Funerals were put off […]
July 21, 2021
July | Bereaved Parents Awareness Month

July | Bereaved Parents Awareness Month

The nightmare becomes reality. Child-loss is something we avoid reading about, thinking about, or wanting to look at at almost all costs. The pain is so […]
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 […]