I've been strugglng to write these last few weeks. It's been busy, yes. It's been emotionally draining, more so than I expected. But that's not why. I really do have so much to say. I write and write and write. I have a journal beside my bed that's slowly but surely filling up. But I … Continue reading Death and grief – Part of the human experience.
The holidays are here. Christmas, Hanukka, Kwanzaa, Sinterclass. No matter what, or if, or how you celebrate, the holidays can be tricky. I mean, it's the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also remind us of the important people who we don't have with us. They tend to remind us of the … Continue reading Soak it in – One day everything will change
This whole grieving thing is tough. Every time I think I have something figured out; a coping mechanism, an expected reaction, an anticipated emotion, it sneaks out and gives me an unpredicted surprise. I've always been a bit of a hypochondriac. When my kids get sick I can get a bit crazy. I've ended up … Continue reading Anxiety and grief
We all know that the holidays can be a difficult time for a lot of people. Dealing with grief during the holidays can be exceptionally difficult. While the cheer, happiness and busyness is so big and strong, the grief, memories and realization of loss is bigger too. Supporting someone who's grieving through the holiday season … Continue reading Supporting grief during the holidays
Grief is so unpredictable. It's hard to put into words. It's hard to describe the feelings that come along with it, the timing, the depth, the triggers, the encompassing numbness. Because its so hard to verbalize, I can imagine how hard it is to support someone in the depths of a deep grief. Some days … Continue reading Grief – Keeping my head above water