World on fire: what you can do to help

October 21, 2023
The entire world is on fire, whether you realize it or not. Many are suffering physically and emotionally. People you know ... as well as many you do not...

Some losses rearrange the world

June 14, 2023
That's the thing about loss, isn't it? Our world changes forever. Our hearts break. Someone we love leaves. A beloved pet crosses the Rainbow Bridge. Death takes...

What do you say to someone about their loss

April 7, 2023
My sweet girlfriend died. Suddenly. Without warning. She just up and left. And I, who am all too familiar with grief, taken by surprise, found myself saying to her...

If only we could freeze frame moments in time

March 22, 2023
Have you ever had a moment in time that was so special, you wished you could freeze frame it and revisit that moment over and over? Yeah, me, too. We're getting...

Could I have cried my last tear?

February 7, 2023
My other ex-husband died a few months ago. I felt... nothing. Blank. Flat. Unemotional. No reason for me to be so indifferent about it. He was a good man. He...

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,...

Here’s a simple random act of kindness that helps mak...

December 2, 2022
Maybe it's the first holiday season without a loved one. Or they've got horrible chronic pain.  Or a tough diagnosis must be faced. Some people we know are...

Check out these unique & wonderful holiday gift ideas

November 4, 2022
'Tis the season for gift giving and if you're seeking unique gift ideas, I've got some that are sure to please. Lily Lark parasols and fans I've had a Lily-Lark...

Why I looked for a therapist

October 21, 2022
I've been struggling, have you noticed? With everything. The state of the world. The losses I've experienced. My own world view. If you've been reading along, you...

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...

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