Family Vacations

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 [...]

Family Vacations2021-08-22T11:46:36-04:00

A Lesson From My Granddaughter

Living close to my son and his family means I get to watch my granddaughter Arya’s growth and development. At a little over 1 year old, she is currently learning to walk.  I’ve watched her progress over the last several weeks, first pulling herself up with both hands and walking along from chair to chair, [...]

A Lesson From My Granddaughter2021-08-22T11:07:33-04:00

My Book

After I began helping others to navigate their grief, I thought to myself, “This is the life I was meant to live”; referencing the message I heard shortly after Leah died that said, Losing Leah is too high a price to pay to not live the life you were meant to live. About this time, [...]

My Book2021-08-22T10:35:23-04:00

What Inspires Me?

When I saw this question as a prompt my first thought was, “No one will be interested in that.” Then I realized that quite often, my first thought is an attempt to avoid a place that feels too vulnerable.  I wondered why I felt vulnerable writing about what inspires me. My biggest inspiration is my [...]

What Inspires Me?2021-08-20T12:09:49-04:00

Full Spectrum of Feelings

I’m often asked how I can be joyful and live the life I am living when I’m doing it without my daughter’s presence in my life. I’m asked if I have gotten over her death, or if I’ve healed and accepted her death. I will never get over Leah’s death. I’ve had a 20-year [...]

Full Spectrum of Feelings2021-08-18T13:53:22-04:00

Another Side of Grief

It’s been 8 months since we’ve moved to St. Paul from Raleigh, NC. We moved here to be closer to my son and his family. Our granddaughter Ayra was born in July of 2020, and after we met her, we knew that we wanted to be a part of her everyday life. One of the [...]

Another Side of Grief2021-08-07T11:31:44-04:00

How Did I Get Here?

It occurred to me that if you are a recent reader of my blog, you might not know how I got to a place where I’m able to be vulnerable about my grief journey. Let me take a few minutes to bring you up to date. All my life I’ve been a seeker. Even as [...]

How Did I Get Here?2021-08-05T13:33:05-04:00

Through the Gate

I took this picture on a recent walk. I've always been fascinated by wrought iron gates. Gates are a common image in guided meditations, in dreams, on a walk. For me, they represent entrances into a mysterious place, my inner realm. Gates have appeared at many important times of my life. There was a [...]

Through the Gate2021-08-05T10:51:20-04:00

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