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Personal Essays | When Grief Changed Me

December 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

So life is going to keep on keeping on and grief is sure to come again, but I know that hugs keep my heart tender and laughter is my favorite thing; well, and really good hot coffee of course. [...]

Personal Essay | Nourishment

November 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Early last fall, I lost my appetite. I ate just enough to keep me going. Nothing more, nothing less. After five years of writing a book about food, I stopped eating. While I [...]

For Here, Please | Bring Out Your Dead: A Simple Ritual for You

October 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

I find this a simple and brilliant combo, one we can take a cue from as we turn our awareness to ghosts, saints, or souls in these last days of October and first days of November. Whether we celebrate the Day of the Dead, Samhain, All Saints Day or All Hallows Eve. The combo is this: being mindful of death and being fully alive. And that combo is your FHP activity for this week, should you choose to accept it. [...]

Surviving Free-Floating Holiday Grief

December 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Have you ever taken a random grief nap? As in, “I am suddenly overwhelmed by piercing sadness and I think I’ll just shut my eyes for the next 15 minutes because I can’t [...]

Let’s (Not) Do The Time Warp

April 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

“It’s being here now that’s important. There’s no past and there’s no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can [...]