July 19, 2018

Writing to and about David in a repetitive way was cathartic. I never thought about why I did such a thing. Journaling had always come natural to me; I’d been doing it since I was 7 or 8 years old.

I’ve journaled, written and re-written the same story countless times in...

June 14, 2018

I’ve learned a lot about grief, loss and mourning since 2012.

One such thing is the importance of saying goodbye in a formalized way. Memorials, funerals, celebrations of life or a private reading of a letter near a lake, are all ways this can be accomplished.

I’ve also...

June 7, 2018

Studies show we lose our ability to effectively measure speed while driving through fog. We’re not able to use landmarks as reference and if we don’t pay extra attention to the speedometer we can drive much faster than safe or intended.

Driving through fog is also exhau...

May 25, 2018

Can you imagine a time when you were given something and you almost couldn’t believe that this new, to you, thing was yours?

The mixture of surprise and delight.

You might even stow that thing away for safekeeping so nobody would know where it was stashed. Just for your...

May 17, 2018

  

Imagine my heart in my hands for you to see. Held out publicly for your inspection. I’m sure you can gather the level of vulnerability that would require. The trust I’d need to place in you to lay so bare, my hurt, in your presence.

So we need to make a deal at t...

May 10, 2018

There’s something captivating about the New Year. Maybe it’s the prospect of leaving behind the old, negative or undesirable aspects of life. Perhaps it’s the chance to start afresh with new goals and new beginnings. It might simply be the sense of surviving another ye...

May 4, 2018

There’s a Bob Marley quote that says, “You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.”

What he fails to mention is strength isn’t in infinite supply. You can push forward for only so long before there’s a let down.


Our family felt the effects...