“We are all mirrors unto one another. Look into me and you will find something of yourself as I will of you.”
— Walter Rinder

Love And Grief

The absence of the person you love wounds your spirit, creates downward movement in your psyche, and transforms your heart. Yet, even though you...
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The Landscape of My Grief

Upon reflection, it seems such a curious contradiction, this gift of ongoing life from such a tragic death. And yet, I see this cycle...
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Grief Through the Eyes of a Child

After losing my mother I realized that we are all going to die eventually. When I understood that at such a young age it...
"The terribly intense grief will eventually subside, but it will return. Grief may be like an ocean. Sometimes the seas are calm, and sometimes they rage. Our grief is sometimes manageable, and sometimes, it is out of control."

Grief and Survival

The terribly intense grief will eventually subside, but it will return. Grief may be like an ocean. Sometimes the seas are calm, and sometimes...
Thinking Positively

Thinking Positively

When you are heartbroken, hurting, and vulnerable, sometimes an empowering thought can lift you out of the doldrums, bring a smile to your face,...

Godsend

I remember finding an old class photograph that she had edited for us after we graduated. It was captioned “I’m not good with words,...
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Finding Solace at Faith’s Lodge

I never thought then that “Are you ready?” said in that intimate night in the bedroom with my tender husband and safely snuggled daughter...
A unique mode of grief, a personal perspective

Dying With a Disability

A Unique Mode of Grief A Personal Perspective Throughout the past three and a half years I spent as a graduate student of thanatology, I...
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Sunrise and Sunset

But we must learn to live with the hope and assurance that as each day ends in darkness, a new day will follow the...

His Bird

I enjoyed spending time with him. I loved listening to his familiar stories about the army and watching his eyes light up with...