Archive for Your Evolving Relationship With Grief

The Uninvited Guest: Making Room for Grief

"Together we will cry and face fear and grief. I will want to take away your pain, but instead I…
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Grief is Love

What is grief in relation to love? Quite often I think they're the same thing. When people think of love…
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Grief and Regrief (aka growing up with a grief monster)

So there‘s this thing called grief.  You’ve probably heard of it.  You probably wish you hadn’t heard of it.  There…
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possibility in grief

“Maybe, Someday”: Staying Open to Possibility

It's disgusting out today. Yesterday I sat at my window and watched charming white snowflakes fall gently from the sky...…
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The Truth about Posttraumatic Growth After Loss

Litsa and I have long had a bee in our bonnet over the rhetoric around grief self-help.  Not all grief…
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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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Grief and the Fear of Letting Go

Grief and The Fear of Letting Go

In the beginning, grief is a fog—a thick, dense, and never-ending barrier between you and the world as you once knew it. You figured it…
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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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Everyday Love: The Death Anniversary Several Years Later

For most newlyweds the first wedding anniversary is day of happiness and joy. Hopefully the couple's year together has been one…
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