Grief

Sitting in the Mystery

Today I’ve been thinking a lot about my journey, not only my grief journey but the entirety of my journey here on earth. While Leah’s death and my subsequent journey to find meaning and purpose in my life again is the single most profound event in my life, what I recognize is that the [...]

Sitting in the Mystery2020-03-17T09:40:00-04:00

Holiday traditions –an unexpected rumination

Last week I invited friends and colleagues to share some of their new holiday traditions they started, after the death of family members. I've received many great re-imagined traditions as families search for new meaning celebrating the holidays without their loved ones present. My good friend Nancy Ruffner shared the following. When I read [...]

Holiday traditions –an unexpected rumination2020-02-03T13:41:39-05:00

I Don’t Have a Passion

What is my passion?  I’ve heard that question a lot lately; actually I’ve heard it all my life and I’ve never been able to answer it. As a child there was never one thing that grabbed my attention completely and had me transfixed. Nothing that I was drawn to do with a single mindedness that [...]

I Don’t Have a Passion2020-02-03T13:42:42-05:00

Dancing on the Edge of the Unknown

I’ve been in a time of not doing for a while now, and I’ve struggled against it, wanting to do rather than be. During this time I was a presenter at a business retreat that was planned way before I entered this space, and it came together seamlessly. This was confirmation that, when I’m working [...]

Dancing on the Edge of the Unknown2020-02-03T13:43:41-05:00

My Grief Journey is Like a Compost Pile

My yearlong quest is over.I spent my birthday in Minneapolis, reflecting, in gratitude, and connecting with beloved family. We talked a lot about grief, and where our journeys have taken each of us.We were all grieving the same person, Leah, and we all had profoundly different experiences. Each of our lives were frozen in the [...]

My Grief Journey is Like a Compost Pile2020-02-03T13:46:12-05:00

Getting Ready for Surgery

Here is a picture of my new chair. There was a time when I would have told you that I would never own a recliner. I don’t like them and I never have. So why do I now have one in my bedroom? Next week I am going to have shoulder replacement surgery. When I [...]

Getting Ready for Surgery2019-02-07T14:04:17-05:00

My Yearlong Quest Took A Detour

I returned home from four days in Vegas last week, or maybe it was last year, or yesterday. It was one of those experiences that was timeless and that cellularly changed me once again. The event was called The Stage, and I took the stage to tell my story. What I came to realize is [...]

My Yearlong Quest Took A Detour2019-07-09T07:25:00-04:00

Another Milestone

As I write these words, I am marking the 18th anniversary of Leah’s death. The week that starts with her accident and ends with her death is always different each year. There is always a surreal quality to them. I decided to take this day to be with my thoughts, to write, to contemplate, to [...]

Another Milestone2019-07-09T07:28:49-04:00

Profound Insights and Feeling What We’re Feeling

It’s back to school time. I live in an area with year round schools but I’ve been seeing back-to-school pictures and posts since July. It’s this time of year, however, when traditional schools return to class that remind me that I will soon be entering the months leading up to Leah’s accident. The new school [...]

Profound Insights and Feeling What We’re Feeling2018-08-22T18:38:16-04:00

Many Facets of Grief

Grief travels a diverse and twisted road. It’s often a road that we could never have imagined. I remember thinking that I was grieving for my daughter, Leah, differently than I ever thought I would. You will encounter many facets or aspects of grief as you travel this road. The facets may also be seen as [...]

Many Facets of Grief2018-07-11T10:44:43-04:00