Whether it's because our loved one died violently, or somewhere far away, or their body hasn't been found, we can't always see our dead. What happens when we aren't able to see them? For my family, it meant we searched for my brother. I'm thrilled to have a new post over at the ... Read More about When We Don’t See Our Dead
Losing a loved one is always hard. But when you feel like your grief isn't recognized, isn't valid, it adds an extra layer of pain. Click below to read more about this on elephant journal. https://www.elephantjournal.com/2017/06/the-specific-qualities-of-sibling-grief-how-it-morphs-marks-us/ ... Read More about When You Feel Like an Invisible Mourner
The death of singer and musician Chris Cornell stirred up my grief around my brother in a big way. It's beginning to ebb, but that only happened when I untangled some of the threads that his death brought to light. Read more about it here. ... Read More about When Grief Gets Stirred Up
If you've recently lost someone you love, you probably don't want to hear that buried beneath the terrible sadness are little gleaming gems. That loss sets us down a different path than we'd hoped for, but that sometimes, if we're lucky, grief has the power to remake us. I'm not going to say ... Read More about The Surprising Blessings of Loss
To my child: The months after you were born were tough ones. You cried a lot and slept little. Your assessment of this bright, new world was decidedly unsatisfactory. In between fussing though, you offered just enough syrupy, middle-of-the-night smiles to melt away the challenges and make me ... Read More about Are You an HSP?