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Sweatpants & Soul | The First Shower After

September 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

We sit side by side on padded chairs next to the exam table, my husband and I. He’s there for emotional support but that part is easy. Physically, he’s not sure where to [...]

Personal Essays | It’s Like A Cancer

August 31, 2017 // 0 Comments

When so people have wondered, why haven’t I written about this? Well, I just haven’t. And, it’s for so many reasons. Not the least of which is that it has taken me [...]

Sweatpants & Soul | Soup Ministry

August 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

I taught myself how to make soup a few years ago. I was well into my 30s and already a mom. I wanted to make soup the way my mother did, rich with herbs and tubers and the [...]

Personal Essay | Dear Tetya

July 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tetya, It’s now been 35 years. I know I never met you in person, but I’ve still known you my entire life. You’re the reason I grew up wanting blonde hair. [...]

Personal Essays | Life Lessons, Rebuilding After Loss

April 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Now, four years later, I have remarried and have a beautiful baby. When he was born, I remember thinking “with old life comes new." That me creating this new being can somehow replace loss and that Tommy is somewhere up there in the clouds smiling down on me with love. [...]

Personal Essays | My Slobbery, Comforting Shadow

April 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Out of everyone, it seemed that Murray, our family dog, was the one who best sensed my bewildered, raw grief. He looked up at me with his large, concerned eyes and I felt understood. He didn’t prod me forward when I wasn’t ready to move yet. He didn’t judge me for my contradicting, inconsistent emotions. He loved me and accepted me, just as I was. [...]
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