Tag: grief

The Climb. Finding Peace As I Walk Through Grief. Day 23 of 365

It turned out to be an exquisite day in so many ways — bright, sunny, warm and breezy — though it certainly didn’t begin that way.  On that Saturday in May, a number of us were headed to Northern Wisconsin to witness the wedding of a dear friend, someone I’ve known, and with whom I have laughed, for... Read more »

Mourning Glory. How I Learned To Openly Grieve. Day 11 of 365

Since my sister’s unexpected death three months ago, I have heard — and been reminded of — three specific phrases: “Be strong.” “You’ve got this.” “Don’t let yourself overthink.” I’ve also asked myself if I’ll ever write about “happy” things again, especially all the happy memories I shared with my sister. I know that the answer... Read more »

Thank you, Joan Didion. Day 5 of 365

Thank you, Joan Didion. Day 5 of 365
I recently finished Joan Didion’s The Year Of Magical Thinking, a memoir about love, loss and grief. I’ll confess, it might have been the first book I’ve read — word for word, cover to cover — in a couple of years. I’ve never been a fast reader — something I’ve often felt tremendous shame about. And though I love... Read more »
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I Wasn't Speaking To My Alcoholic Dad When He Died

I Wasn't Speaking To My Alcoholic Dad When He Died
In 2010, I learned about my biological father’s death after another family member read his name in the funeral section of an online church bulletin. At the time, I was a 42-year-old mother of three, and I hadn’t spoken to my father in 19 years. This had been my choice. My father was an alcoholic.... Read more »

Make Life Great Again. 50 Lessons From My Worst Year Ever.

Make Life Great Again. 50 Lessons From My Worst Year Ever.
To “Make America Great Again”, it must start from within. To help make life great again, here are 50 lessons learned from my worst year ever. The bad news is, you will never run out of things to cry about. The good news is, not everything you cry about will be sad. Bits of shattered dreams can... Read more »
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    I tend to cover life's ups and downs. I don't shy away from the tougher, more emotional stories. While I'm always willing to voice an opinion, it sometimes contradicts my innate desire to please everyone at all times. Such is this crazy life, I suppose. Ultimately, I search for meaning in the human experience, and openly share how I (try to) keep my head above water. Thanks so much for dropping by. I really appreciate hearing your thoughts.

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