Reflections on World Sorrow Francis Weller, in his book The Wild Edge of Sorrow, talks of the Sorrow of the World. By acknowledging the losses in the world around us, we begin to understand how our personal loss seems insurmountable due to our accumulated experiences of loss that we witness in the world. These [...]
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Another edition of Tales from the Ammo Box In browsing today, I came across an article from The Elder Academy and it sparked a few thoughts that I would like to share and expand on. When we experience loss, so many changes happen. I relate this to when I was confronted by the loss [...]
A few days ago, I journaled about the area aligned with my eyes on the side of my head, referred to as your temple. And being a good follower of the obvious, the origin of the word struck me. What better name could you have for this area? Nancy and I both talk about [...]
The Ammo Box contains tales from my past that influenced my life in both big and small ways. These stories come from my parents, my siblings and the people who have come into my life at one time or another. I have described the ammo box as the place I put things. The container [...]
Today I was struck by another question. On a typical day, I'll either find myself thinking about how did "That Guy" think up "that idea" and gift it to the world or I end up musing about the lyrics to songs going through my head. Since I started this men's grief series that I am [...]
We just finished our 2nd intro seminar that is entitled, "Changing the conversation around grief" One of the topics that surfaced was having more than one type of conversation. I would like to reference the preemptory and the post-traumatic type conversation today. Our idea of changing the conversation starts with overcoming the stigma and [...]
Preface: The ammo box is a physical illustration of how I stuffed my grief. As I start this storyline, I begin to understand the relationship that I have with my father who died less than a year after I got married. That was 45 years ago and I can’t help but think that our [...]
https://youtu.be/wT7j9eQcEsU Holiday's can be really hard when you have lost a family member or had a difficult time this past year. Nancy and I have been talking about doing a series of conversations on grief. While I am new to doing videos, future postings will be a little less stiff as I attempt to [...]
This past August I had a Radical Prostatectomy My journey through this life event has given me a new appreciation for my health and the support I have in partnership with my wife, Nancy. We recently celebrated 51 years together and 45 years as man & wife. Had I not had the ability to share [...]
Being with Grief has an on-going project called Gift Circle. The idea is that we all have gifts and that we find meaning by sharing these gifts with others. The work that I have been called to do and offer here is based on this idea. I grew up during the 60 & 70’s during [...]