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Standing In Her Stead

I won't be haunted by this hole in my heart, but rather grateful for its existence. Because it means that our bond was real...
Sky

Five Myths About Grief

Our society continues to perpetuate a number of myths about grief and mourning. These myths may seem harmless, but I have found that they...
objectsinmirror

Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear

This picture is looking into your heart. Showing you that she is with you—always looking for you. She is the “object in...
“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,...
Faith's Lodge Swing

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...