"I belong to the people I love, and they belong to me. They, and the love and loyalty I give them, form my identity far more than any word or group ever could." Veronica Roth, Allegiant A Keeping It Real Post When your husband dies, he takes part of you with him. I'm not … [Read more...] about Widowhood Stole My Identity. I’m Throwing Off the Shackles and Taking It Back.
Coping with Grief
For all of the trouble you've been through The blessings doubled just for you, the best is yet to come Today is the first day of the best days of your life You ain't seen nothing yet. Frank Sinatra, The Best Is Yet To Come A Keeping It Real Post I know. Everyone … [Read more...] about A Letter To Myself on New Year’s Eve 2019
“Melancholy were the sounds on a winter's night.” Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room A Coping With Grief Post Winter is the season when nature rests. Bears and other creatures hide away in dark places to hibernate. Things are quiet and peaceful while the earth regenerates … [Read more...] about Winter, Shadow Work, and Grief
This post is dedicated to my Bros on both sides of the pond. You know who you are. I wouldn't dream of doing this life without you. XO, L A Coping With Grief Post November marked the fourth deathiversary since I said goodbye to my Daddy. In the time he's been gone, I've … [Read more...] about Bros, Lows, and Fatherless Widows
A Keeping It Real Post This week I attended my first funeral since D's. For those of you keeping track, it's been over three years. I don't remember much about his funeral. It was a week after he died. I remember stressing about the fact his ashes weren't back from the … [Read more...] about Funerals, Gratitude, and the End of A Journey
“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” Thich Nhat Hanh, Stepping into Freedom: Rules of Monastic Practice for Novices A Coping With Grief Post When I was in Belfast recently, my friend invited me to attend a Promise Yoga … [Read more...] about What Yoga Teaches Us About Holding Space for Grief