Change – There Is No Getting Around It

Change – There Is No Getting Around It

When someone we love dies, our lives change. There is really no getting around this. It is important that we understand this and at the very least hold a little bit of space for it. We struggle when our lives change – especially when it happens without our wanting it...
Radical Self-Care

Radical Self-Care

I know this is the season of giving. I will admit that giving to others is a very good way to care for yourself. Generosity of time and spirit can be incredibly helpful when we are grieving. However this year, as part of your self-care, I would ask you to be radical....
The Grief Response

The Grief Response

As we move into the holidays, I ask you to remember that grief is not just an emotional experience. Oh, I am aware that emotions play a major role in our inner worlds right now. This is a truth. Along with the emotional roller coaster, there are other ways that grief...
It Has Started

It Has Started

Yes, it is that time of year again when we are all supposed to pretend that we are happy. The season of good cheer, Christmas. For people who are grieving, Christmas can be exhausting. It is so hard pretending to be of good cheer. Often our friends and family are...
Give Yourself Permission

Give Yourself Permission

“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable.” ~Fred Rogers Mr. Rogers always had wise words, compassionate words for us all. He understood that to be human is difficult sometimes and he also understood that it...