This spring marks my eight-year-anniversary of writing for an audience. I've always been a bit of a late bloomer, and my writing career is no exception. Though I've been publishing and writing steadily during this time, I've only recently started putting out a monthly newsletter for my ... Read More about Help a Writer Out?
Do you have any siblings? I don’t feel the warm rush of panic flood my chest when I’m asked this question anymore, though I’ve never quite gotten used to it. As a middle-aged mom, I don’t actually hear it as much anymore. When I’m getting to know someone new, our inquiries tend to center around ... Read More about The Questions That Haunt Grieving Siblings
“Be strong for your parents.” I was 24, and my 21-year-old brother Will had just died. An awful electric current had pulsed through my body since I’d heard the news. I could barely eat—and it takes a lot to suppress my hearty appetite. My brain played the same short blip on repeat: your brother ... Read More about Instead of the “Forgotten Mourners,” What if We Called Grieving Brothers or Sisters This Instead?
I had an uncanny, haunting, tender, sweet moment with my son recently. It reminded me to be open to all the intangible possibilities. Head on over to Medium to read it, and let me know if you've had a moment like this. ... Read More about Do You Believe in Ghosts?
One of my favorite holiday traditions is writing my annual "Sometimes, the Holidays Suck" post for Elephant Journal. This year is different, with the pandemic. More of us are grieving, whether over lost loved ones, the loss of our old normal, and more. If you're struggling with the ... Read More about When the Holidays Suck