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...

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 find the lessons

September 25, 2017
This can be a bitter pill to swallow about tragedies and loss, but that does not take away from its wisdom. Or its truth. It's something to think about. What does it...

A young widow shares her story

July 14, 2017
I met Laura when we worked together in Tampa years ago, so I've known her more than a decade  I remember when she and Henry decided to get married and I loved their...

We lose everything

June 23, 2017
Life is full of losses. Think about this: eventually, everything we love will be lost to us. The carefree days of our youth. Our pets. Our parents and loved...

What really matters

January 3, 2016
This is a tough time of year for many people, especially those who felt left out of the holiday celebration, maybe because of depression, or family problems or...

Half life of love

January 2, 2016
From a moving play about the half life of love I saw in San Francisco last month. Who hasn't had a love affair that burned white hot for a period of time, only for...

How do you cope with loss?

April 16, 2015
Is it me, or is there a pall hanging in the air right now? I'm looking for something good, but I don't see anything but sadness. ~a friend When he asked me that...

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