16 NovWhen the Holiday Season Includes the Anniversary of the Death

What makes this so difficult?  Every day we continue to learn who we are without our loved one.  This is especially painful during the holiday season.  Each holiday, special day and the anniversary of the death produce additional memories and grief responses which need to be acknowledged and processed—over and above what we are processing […]

11 NovNavigating the Holidays

  It’s that time of year.  And I know that many of you are already dreading the upcoming  holiday season and that you are experiencing tremendous  anxiety and stress related to the fact that it is difficult to navigate something that can never be the same again. Understanding of the following is key.  Even though […]

06 Sep“But I’m Not Angry…”

Most people are not angry after the death of a close loved one—at least that’s what I read in a book shortly after my husband Donald died.  I have thought about this statement many times over the years since his death.  Because I have yet to meet anyone, myself included, who wasn’t at least just […]

29 JulWhen You Are Grieving You Need To Tell Your Story

  Have you been telling your story?  You need to share your story with anyone who will listen.  This is because your brain and heart need to hear the words of your story, in your own voice, over and over again, in order to process and comprehend not only what has happened to your loved one–but what has happened to you.  In other […]