Talk About Grief & Why It’s Important

Talk About Grief & Why It’s Important

Hello Friend, As someone who has become a grief educator, it serves to talk about grief, about sorrow and loss. Two reasons come quickly to mind. First, our culture at-large can then begin to understand the many colors of sorrow and loss without sweeping it under the...
Rest When You Don’t Have Time

Rest When You Don’t Have Time

Time is such an elusive monster. I say monster because of the way it dominates our lives with clocks, watches, meetings, appointments … I’m already exhausted just writing that out. How often do you think or hear someone say, “I don’t have the...
It’s the Small Things

It’s the Small Things

This was written in early January of 2020 It’s the small things that help me. Tonight at the local grocery store, outside, eating under the stars is one of their workers* on break, a young man who is also autistic. He’s very open about his autism. He’s sweet and kind...
On Suicide and Love

On Suicide and Love

When someone we know in the news, an entertainment celebrity, a sports figure, fashion or music takes their own life, it can send shock waves through our fragile systems, and shock waves through the world. We have been touched by their lives and sometimes feel...
How to Rest in 4 Easy Steps

How to Rest in 4 Easy Steps

My mom, Cathy, was a great rester and is the inspiration behind REST. She started meditating for an hour a day when I was a young girl. As a teenager, I joined her in meditation, which became a lifelong practice. But beyond meditation, my mom knew how to go into a...
Companioning Philosophy ~ Help in Grief

Companioning Philosophy ~ Help in Grief

Companioning Philosophy Dr. Wolfelt’s 11 Tenets of Caring for the Bereaved by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. www.center-for loss, com Companioning the bereaved is not about assessing, analyzing, fixing or resolving another’s grief. Instead, it is about being...