Archive for Reflection

Why I Drive a Mazda: a reflection on grief

I have been playing out a potential conversation that could, theoretically, occur in my life in the not too distant…
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The Limited Language of Grief

I have been thinking about the limitations of language a lot lately, specifically when it comes to grief.  When you…
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What would you tell your younger self about grief?

When my mother died, I knew nothing about grief. Truthfully, I knew nothing about life either. Like most, I entered…
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Mourning the Past While Living in the Present

Mourning the Past While Living in the Present

Last night, I fell asleep trying to piece together the fragments of a memory. It was a summer evening at…
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loneliness, grief

No One is Alone

I’ve been mulling over the idea that no one is alone. It’s a belief I aspire to, but not a…
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Meditations on the Word 'Loss': Can we really ever lose those who die?

Meditations on the Word ‘Loss’: Can We Really Ever Lose Those Who Die?

I've been thinking about the word loss as it pertains to someone's death. More specifically, as Merriam-Webster defines it: "A person or thing…
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grief triggers

Grief Triggers and Positive Memory: A Continuum

Central New York, where I grew up, overachieves when it comes to cold weather seasons. I won’t even get started…
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Grief, Emotion, & Major Life Decision

Grief, Emotion, & Major Life Decisions

I should start out by saying this post is not about some disastrous decision I made while grieving, so don’t…
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Dear Daughter: Mourning Lost Memories

Dear Daughter: Mourning Lost Memories

Dear Daughter, You will be 5 in a few short days. You’re starting preschool, you’re learning your letters, you can…
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