This chapter foreshadows the birth of my work with clients. As I read about my experience of early grief, I get a sense of going through that time with blinders on. From where I am today, I can see a bigger picture. Back then I felt lost in a maze, not knowing which way to [...]
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This was a hard chapter to read, and as I recall it was a hard one to write. It tells the story of my relationship with Leah and some of the struggles we had as she was growing up. I remember when I was writing it that I wanted to be true to the [...]
As I reread this chapter, I immediately saw the roots of my intuition playing out in my life. I saw the tentative way that I mothered my children, and the fledgling awareness of my inner voice making itself known to me as I faced the so many losses. My inner knowing was strong, yet it [...]
This year as I sat with my feelings, I noticed them circling around me, waiting for their turn. It’s almost like they trust me now, so they can wait quietly until I am ready for them.
In this chapter we find out that Leah has been in a car accident on her way to school. She hit a tree, the only one in the middle of a cornfield. As I reread my words and remember the feelings, I was struck by just how much I wasn’t prepared to learn what had [...]
When I said yes to beginning this project of revisiting my book and sharing insights from where I am today, I didn’t consciously know that I would be rereading my words. I am sure I knew it on some level, and if those thoughts had made it to the surface, I may not have said [...]
I've created a Self-Guided Grief journey based upon the lessons I have learned along the way on my now grief journey. It is a compilation of 25 videos that you can watch at your own pace combined with work sheets and resources to help you along the way. Here is the first video [...]
Recently we took a family vacation with our son and his family. We went to northern MN, to the boundary waters. The lake we were at was at the Canadian border. As a matter of fact, the border was in the middle of the lake. Here are some photos of our trip. I think they [...]
Every year when August hits I am reminded that the holidays are right around the corner. The holiday season can be stressful on it own without the added layers of grief. Grief is a difficult emotion to describe because it is made up of so many other feelings such as sadness, anger, devastation, and so [...]
Grief is not linear I used to think that I would move through each stage of grief progressively. When I completed one stage, I would move to the next, never to return again. Grief is nothing like that. It is messy and chaotic. Especially in the early days, we can be all over the place. [...]