He’s gone, but his light remains

January 5, 2023
  It would be facile to say I needed a father and he fit the bill. I had a father of course, and the complex history that goes with a pretty fraught (but in the end,...

It really IS all about the consequences

December 27, 2022
I haven't always made the best decisions in my life. Not the best decisions for me OR the best decisions, period. So let me make that perfectly clear. Also, I do...

When is a chance one too many chances?

October 24, 2022
Too many chances. Do I give people too many chances? I wonder, sometimes. I forgive easily. Do not hold grudges. Do not mind starting over with...

A good man and the last of that generation

September 29, 2022
I called him Uncle Frank, but he wasn't actually my uncle. Although he WAS married to my favorite aunt. SHE was only related because she had been married to my...

How the Queen held space for our own grief

September 21, 2022
For many of us, Queen Elizabeth II's funeral held deeply personal meaning. Oh, we didn't know her. And maybe she wasn't our monarch. But nonetheless, we found the...

On this day, 50 years ago

July 15, 2022
It wasn't unusual 50 years ago to see this Oldsmobile Cutlass on the road. What is an Oldsmobile, you ask? It was a division of General Motors and its last car came...

Leaving this world of ours too soon, but with so much grace

July 11, 2022
The first line of her last post read The final day. My friend had been diagnosed just over a month earlier with a fast-moving terminal cancer and now, she was...

Maybe reality doesn’t bite, after all. Or maybe it do

May 18, 2022
Ok, all sorts of thoughts came up when I read this.  First, "this couldn't be true! Life isn't always delicious." But on further thought... How do we define...

When you don’t feel of this world

March 30, 2022
Just sitting the other day I had this realization that I did not feel of this world. I know, I know, Jesus says in John 18:36  My Kingdom is not of this world. And I...

Buddhist detachment and letting go can help with loss. If y...

March 15, 2022
The pain of missing someone who has transitioned can be almost unbearable. And, if I were honest: the pain of missing someone we love when they are no longer in our...

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