From The Heart

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 […]
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 […]