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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. [...]

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 [...]

Lovebomb | Honor the Sadness

December 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

It’s okay to fall apart. It’s okay to be vulnerable. “Superheroes have tough days, too.” Sometimes, the way to move through sadness is to honor it. We connect at the [...]

Grief Is A Rogue Wave | Joyful Meditation

February 2, 2015 // 2 Comments

There’s a difference between sadness and depression. I have the latter – a clinical condition that I manage with meds, exercise, and sometimes, soft blankets. But what [...]