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
Life After Loss
"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
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
"You are protected, in short, by your ability to love." - Albus Dumbledore J.K. Rowling A Keeping It Real Post Last's week's post was a bit heavy. Thanks for all the comments and private messages about how it resonated with you. Sharing one's personal story can be a … [Read more...] about What Hermione Granger’s Undetectable Extension Charm Reminds Us About Love After Loss
Dedicated to Big Larry and Papa Woolsey. Thank you for raising such good humans and sharing them with me. Rest in love and light. A Friends and Family Post Last week, two of my best friends both lost their dads on the same day. Until that day, I never realized how grateful I … [Read more...] about Triage (Helping Your W In the First Days)