Grief is laden with longing for what was. A wish, a deep churning need, to return to life before our loss occurred. It takes time to genuinely accept that our loved one will not return, and that our lives will … Continue reading Grief and Spirituality: The Parable of Two Babies Talking in the Womb.
Awake and reflecting on loss, I prepare myself (on this particular morning) to call a friend who is experiencing a new and unexpected loss. A recent pain that holds the potential to awaken every painful place she (my friend) will … Continue reading Grief: Collective Underpinnings In Sudden Loss and Importance of One’s Personal Journey.
“We suffer from society’s shallow understanding. Disclosing one’s assault is not an admission of personal failure. Instead, the victim has done us the favor of alerting us to danger in the community. Openness should be embraced”. Chanel Miller. It is … Continue reading Removing Shame: “Know My Name” by Chanel Miller.
Tragically Unaware: The Internal World of the Narcissist. When we think of narcissism, we often think of someone with an over developed sense of self-importance. Someone who is superficially charming, aggressive, arrogant, lacks empathy and who is willing to manipulate … Continue reading Tragically Unaware; The Internal world of the Narcissist.
The pain in our world feels both big and broad today. As, I watched the morning news another young man has lost his life in police custody and another story surfaces of a young man who lost his life to … Continue reading Desensitization, Kindling for Emotional Defense.
In the aftermath, that is again racism unmasked in our country, pain, anger, and sorrow – culminating in outrage threaten to swallow us . The death of George Floyd has sparked years of collective pain as we (the American public) … Continue reading Collective Pain and Unrest, A Change is Needed.
It’s been a strange time for all of us over the last several months. As we “stay at home” or “shelter in place (no matter our political background or accompanying belief system) we all feel the impact of what is … Continue reading Unchartered: Looking Within During Unsettling Times
While there are commonalities in experience, grief’s manifestation is unique to each individual. There is not one other living being who will understand exactly how you feel or the subtleties of your specific connection. No other person; knew your person, … Continue reading Grief’s unique Hold
“Sometimes love hurts especially when we see loved ones heading for danger. We call out to them, “Watch out!” We grab at them and try to bring them back to a safe place. But they don’t listen. They break loose, … Continue reading Loving an Addict; Author Unkown