Everything I Have Done…..

“Everything you have done until now has prepared you for what is next.” When I heard that message shortly after Leah died, I had no idea that it meant EVERYTHING; every little thing that I have ever gone through in my entire life.  I came to that realization after a week of book events in [...]

Everything I Have Done…..2021-03-30T13:53:59-04:00

There’s More Than One Way to Get to the Park

I’ve been receiving the following message in my morning meditation: “Show up unapologetically as yourself in everything that you do.” There was a time when that would have sent me down a rabbit hole or into a tailspin. What if “they” don’t like the fullness of who I am?  (Who is this mythical “they” anyway?) [...]

There’s More Than One Way to Get to the Park2021-03-22T10:28:27-04:00

Our Journey to St. Paul

I took some time during the past week to do some deeper reflection on the past year and everything it brought up for me. There is no doubt that 2020 held many difficulties for all of us.  What I noticed for me is the disruption of pandemic affected me on a personal energetic level.  [...]

Our Journey to St. Paul2021-01-13T14:03:36-05:00

20 Years is a Long Time

We marked the 20-year anniversary of Leah’s death earlier this month. 20 years. That fact is enough to stop me in my tracks.  20 years is a long time. That’s what I thought when I first began to mark 20-year milestones; 20 years since I graduated grade school and high school, my 20-year wedding anniversary, [...]

20 Years is a Long Time2021-01-13T13:47:45-05:00

Finding Joy, Even in Grief

Is it possible to find small moments of joy when we are grieving, or when we are living through a pandemic? Each year when I enter into the portal of Leah’s death, it always takes me back to November of 2000. I remember how I felt when the police came into my office to [...]

Finding Joy, Even in Grief2021-01-13T13:40:43-05:00

My Grand Adventure

On July 24, 2020, I became a grandmother for the first time! I’ve known this was going to happen for a while, yet I wasn’t fully prepared for the flood of emotion that arrived upon the sight of my granddaughter’s face at 3 AM on a Saturday morning. It rocked my world like few [...]

My Grand Adventure2021-01-13T13:35:28-05:00

Changes

Here we are in the middle of a year that was supposed to be big.  At the end of 2019 and at the beginning of this year, we all read things like this: This is going to be the year that……. (fill in our own blank) It is a year of change to be [...]

Changes2021-01-13T13:19:18-05:00

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

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

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