From The Heart

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 […]
November 20, 2019
When People Die During the Holidays: Brutal & Beautiful

When People Die During the Holidays: Brutal & Beautiful

I was a week shy of being a year old when my grandpa died unexpectedly on Thanksgiving. While I don’t remember the tragedy of the day […]
October 17, 2019
Claim Your Grief Space

Claim Your Grief Space

First of all, let me say that this “grief space” is going to look different for everyone. We all know there is no one-size-fits-all way to […]
September 9, 2019
Grief and the Need for Sacred Space

Grief and the Need for Sacred Space

It seems impossible that 9/11 happened to us 18 years ago. EIGHTEEN years. To me, this is proof that time is in fact, not a healer, […]
April 25, 2019
When Your Grief is Invisible: Infertility and the Grief Experience

When Your Grief is Invisible: Infertility and the Grief Experience

This week is Infertility Awareness week. Infertility has an invisibility to it that few other griefs do. When someone dies, people notice. But what if there […]
March 28, 2019
Seeing Signs: Love From Beyond the Grave

Seeing Signs: Love From Beyond the Grave

Ok, so this title may sound a little … different – thanks for clicking anyway : ) Have you ever wished for a “sign”? I know […]
February 26, 2019
The BEST Sympathy Cards and What to Write in Them

The BEST Sympathy Cards and What to Write in Them

The personal touch of a sympathy card is a warm and thoughtful way of continuing to reach out to someone you love. But so many of […]