Archive for Reflection

Hurting the Ones We Love in Grief

Hurting the Ones we Love in Grief

Confession: Sometimes, I'm kind of a jerk. Actually, I've been an especially large mess during some of the years you've…
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Life With a Grief Monster

Life with a Grief Monster

This is my grief monster. He was born the day my mother died. I was really frightened of him at first…
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Speak Your Pain

I've been having a hard time deciding what to write for today’s post. I’ve been a little tired lately. I’m a…
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Making the Same Mistakes as Our Loved Ones

Making the Same Mistakes as Our Loved Ones

It's 10:30am and the girls are still in their pajamas. Actually, I'm still in my pajamas as well. This is…
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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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