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...

Please don’t forget those who are suffering

August 10, 2022
Every so often I like to remind you what a lovely, thoughtful thing it is to gift someone who is suffering---and why not do that with one of our gentle, supportive...

What to do with all the grief

May 25, 2022
After my girlfriend passed, I found myself staring sightlessly at the incredible obituary in the New York Times and at the one her husband wrote that appears on...

Mourning what was, what wasn’t and wondering what wil

May 3, 2022
When we think about grief, it's usually in the context of someone close to us dying. Or leaving our lives in some way. But that is not the only way we mourn. It's...

How recounting the stories keeps them alive long after they...

April 19, 2022
A story about a bison in Yellowstone. And all about the remembering. Found among her personal effects When my late girlfriend's husband emailed me a photo of mementoes...

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...

Coping with grief and loss

February 16, 2022
She held her grief behind her eyes like an ocean & when she leaned forward into the day it spilled onto the floor & she wiped at it quickly with her foot...

Pondering the tender beauty of loss and discovery

January 19, 2022
Age brings with it the gift of history, the ability to look back over decades and see how the chapters of our life unveiled and, if we're lucky, to see the meaning of...

How to right your thinking and improve your mood

October 19, 2021
Sometimes, all it takes is an understanding of the simple source of our thoughts. And for that, I turn to the wisdom of  fake Lao Tzu. That's right, fake....

When a child dies

September 9, 2021
People I know have suffered some tremendous losses. It seems so obvious that one of the greatest losses-- and maybe the biggest one of all --is the loss of a...

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