It still seems impossible, though it's been nearly five months now. He was here, and healthy, and then he wasn't. For years, I've written about grief from a cozy distance. Now, I'm in the middle of it again. I'd forgotten how raw and wrenching it is. Read more over at Elephant Journal. ... Read More about My Dad Died.
Somehow, it's been nearly 20 years since my brother Will died. I'm over at Elephant Journal with some thoughts on the questions grief had me asking-- both 20 years ago, and today. Read more here. ... Read More about Grief Milestones
When I saw that this obituary went viral last week, I thought to myself, Finally, maybe, we are getting somewhere. It's taken such a long, long time, and we still have so far to go. Read more at Elephant Journal. ... Read More about Why This Viral Obituary Means So Much to Me
I was 24 when my little brother died. Losing Will was devastating-- we were supposed to enjoy another 50 or 60 years of sharing our (dark!) sense of humor, reminiscing about our shared childhood, and watching each other's lives unfold. So often, for so long, I felt like his death broke ... Read More about This Helped Me Survive Grief
Author Katie Morini, left, and her sister Amanda Randall, right People often ask me, " What was it like to see your sister struggle with her addiction?" This sounds like such a simple question, but the answer is never easy to find. I often find myself at a loss for words.... nothing can explain ... Read More about How it Felt to Lose My Sister: a Guest Post