A Keeping It Real Post For those of you who've been reading from the beginning, thank you! You've had a virtual front-row seat to the highs and lows of this grief roller coaster. I've been on it long enough I'm spiraling back around, and boy things sure look different … [Read more...] about What I’ve Learned About Grief Support Fatigue
On nights like this I wear that dress you like and slow dance with your memory ~Lisa Bain A Coping Post This week, two families who are dear to my heart, are dealing with the worst milestone a griever can face: that first deathiversary. As I was checking in to … [Read more...] about Somatic Memory and Deathiversaries
A Keeping It Real Post How is everyone holding up? Shit got real, fast, didn't it? I'm on Day 13 of isolation and won't lie; it's getting to me. I've already survived the worst thing in the world, so this is just something else to get through. But that knowledge doesn't … [Read more...] about A Widow’s Guide to Self-Isolation: Widow to Widow
A Keeping It Real Post Some mornings I wake up and wonder if I'm still asleep and dreaming. But this surreal world we're living in right now is very real. At the moment, I'm healthy but in self-quarantine and strictly social distancing since I'm a back-up … [Read more...] about A Widow’s Guide to Self-Isolation
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.