Losing a loved one can take a large toll on your emotional well-being. It’s very common to experience many challenges going through daily life activities while you’re in a period
While on a recent vacation, I walked past a thrift store with the words, “Reuse, Repair, Reimagine, Reclaim It!” emblazoned across the outer walls of the building. I was so
A few months ago, my spouse and I sat around a table with my entire family and announced a new member soon to arrive. The energy in the room was
On the day Avery Neill died, Shelly Wenzel helped Emily Neill wrap the girl in a blanket.
She held Avery and Emily for a long time.
“I want you to
It’s typical for parents and caregivers to feel apprehension about kids heading back to school after they’ve experienced the death of someone they love. After all, the lazy days of
“Disenfranchised grief” is a term coined by Kenneth Doka in the 1980s. It refers to a loss that the griever feels unable to fully mourn because of societal views about
#TBT to June 24, 2015
Someone you know is grieving. Perhaps it is a friend, a colleague, a family member, a spouse. Offering support to someone who has had a loss
Grief it brings need the naked freeze caught in the frost
Numb unbearable thoughts your inner need fire not lost
–Tori Amos – Reindeer King (Native Invader, 2017)
I lost my
None of us wanted to go. It was approximately six months after our wives had died, and we were all still stunned. We were ripe with grief; shocked; stunned
Things tend to slow down in the winter. The holiday bustle wraps up in a flurry and in settles the cold, quiet calm of winter. In grief, the season can