A Keeping It Real Post In the last 48 hours, the world's reaction to the news of Kobe Bryant's tragic death has gone from shock to sadness to anger. Many rape survivors are understandably angry at the collective outpouring of grief for this man, who seems to have gotten … [Read more...] about When Love was Complicated, the Grief is Too
"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.
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
“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
“To write poetry and to commit suicide, apparently so contradictory, had really been the same, attempts at escape.” John Fowles, The Magus A Keeping It Real Post I hate this topic. I loathe it. It makes my stomach hurt, and my palms sweat, but it's something … [Read more...] about Suicide and the Bereaved
A Keeping It Real Post Last year when I was in Romania, a new friend and I were comparing notes. I'd finally met someone as addicted to travel as I was, but even he couldn't imagine traveling for so long without someplace to call home. I can't remember exactly how he put it, … [Read more...] about Full Circle (Never Say Never)