From The Heart

September 16, 2020
Why You Should Cry Today: Rui-katsu & the Tear Teacher

Why You Should Cry Today: Rui-katsu & the Tear Teacher

This week my husband sent me a short video produced by the BBC entitled, “The man teaching Japan to cry.” I had goosebumps just a few […]
August 19, 2020
Learning to Live with the Unimaginable

Learning to Live with the Unimaginable

Learning to live with the unimaginable … this is what grief is. And this is what our collective life is right now. The lyric, “learn to […]
June 17, 2020
The Gravity of Grief

The Gravity of Grief, and a Way Through

Stick with me on this one – I think it’s important. When COVID lockdowns started, I found myself very isolated at home with two very little […]
May 20, 2020
They Are Dying

They Are Dying, and You Can’t Be There

They are dying and you can’t be there. People have died alone before. This isn’t new. Unexpected deaths, delays, avoidance, or hope of healing are just […]
April 21, 2020
The Worst Time to Die: COVID-19 & the Resources We Need

The Worst Time to Die: COVID-19 & the Resources We Need

Babies are still being born. People are still dying of other, “regular” causes and “regular” tragedies. Lives are being changed by a cancer diagnosis and others […]
March 19, 2020
Funerals in a Time of Quarantine

Funerals in a Time of Quarantine

Just yesterday I saw something I’ve never seen before at a funeral for a young mom and her daughter, killed together in a car accident. Over […]
February 18, 2020

Not ready to be happy

I believe there comes a period in mourning where we begin to realize we are returning. Life, light and a few smiles somehow make their way […]
January 22, 2020
The Many Losses of a Grieving Person

The Many Losses of a Grieving Person

The loss of a loved one is tremendous. It is the greatest loss.  Yet, there are other, smaller but significant losses that often follow a person […]
December 11, 2019
Should Holiday Traditions Change if Your Life has Changed?

Should Holiday Traditions Change if Your Life has Changed?

Holidays are celebrated and kept precious with traditions. In this constantly changing world, we cling to the comfort of something constant. So, losses often hit us […]