Grief During the Holidays: 3 Steps to Find Peace, Strength and Joy

I texted my spouse this morning. Here’s what I wrote verbatim: “Feeling very aware of today. It was the day my mom confirmed her decision by not going to dialysis. Yesterday was the day you went to the hospital to help her make her decision. Tonight is her last meal. [...]

Grief During the Holidays: 3 Steps to Find Peace, Strength and Joy2018-04-24T19:56:15+00:00

Speak The Words Out Loud

Sometimes you do not realize the heaviness of your own life. Stress, sorrow and grief can be fully present yet not in your focus or awareness. Last week, I experienced both joy and sorrow. On Sunday mornings, my family and I attend spiritual services at our church. Joy and grief [...]

Speak The Words Out Loud2018-04-26T20:41:36+00:00

Joy and Pain

Last week, I walked into work on a particularly lovely day. The sky was an extraordinary blue; the air, warm without being oppressive. A slight breeze jostled the branches of the trees. From my car to the office, I marveled at this quiet beauty and peace. Suddenly, I stopped, nearly [...]

Joy and Pain2018-05-02T21:26:08+00:00