tellling your story

Telling Your Story

We as a society in general struggle with the topic of grief.  People are fearful. Those who are grieving are afraid they will drive others away with their own grief, and those who want to be supportive are afraid they will say the wrong thing to those who are grieving. But telling your story is important. … Continue reading Telling Your Story

Create a Seat for Memories, Feelings, and Honoring

When someone significant in your life is no longer here to celebrate the holidays, it’s tempting to shove thoughts and preparations surrounding celebrations to the back, with perhaps the unspoken hope they’ll quietly slip away without your attention.  Unfortunately, whether or not you ignore the holiday festivities, the feelings remain.  Every year on my deceased … Continue reading Create a Seat for Memories, Feelings, and Honoring

Be Gentle

So far most of my posts have encouraged delving deep into the pain and loss. I’ve outlined feelings the feels, avoiding the avoiding, and embracing the ugly cry.   Doing those things often feel brutal and daunting, leaving you exhausted and spent. Grieving is hard and lonely work. It’s the type of work that goes unseen … Continue reading Be Gentle

Tips for The Haze – Part One

Because I only vaguely saw the terrain I was traveling through during The Haze, it all looked the same. It felt the same too. Yet when the mist finally started burning off I could see I was no longer in the place I’d started. The hard work had made a difference!

What did that hard work look like? ...