These last several months have been a time of deep reflection. Some of it I suspect is due to lacking the normal distractions, since I’ve… Read More »I Want to Change, But It’s So Hard to Let Go of Bad Habits That Are Keeping Things Patched
You lost someone you love. Stop looking for a reason and start thinking about the meaning you are going to assign to that event. Steve Case,… Read More »You Can’t Make Grief Go Away. All You Can Do Is Make It Count.
I have a couple of prayer cards from my father’s service in my home. One of my sisters scooped them up for me, from the… Read More »There Are No Shortcuts When It Comes to Truly Getting Through the Pain
I’ve always hated waiting for news. Especially when things are up in the air, and it could honestly go one way or the other. I… Read More »Waiting for News Is Worse Than Hearing Bad News
“I just realized why an artist creates something they never show anybody else,” he says. “Why’s that?” I ask. “It’s about loving yourself. Because you… Read More »Why I Write So Much & Why I Don’t Show Anyone Most of What I Write
“You’ve been in a much better mood lately,” he says. “Really?” I ask. “Really.” “What about the other night when I cried and opened up… Read More »I’ll Get Over It, I Just Have to Be Dramatic First
There are a few things about grief that I wish I had known a long time ago. Before the losses started and I was forced… Read More »Grief Is Idiosyncratic & Bounces Like a Ball in a Box
As I wrote in a recent post, I recently moved cross country and have discovered that in spite of my assumption that I’d rush out… Read More »Is There a Difference Between Natural and Affected Extroversion?