Y’all, this is a long post, so here’s the “takeaway thought”, if you will: The vulnerability of grief has also taught me to prioritize the mystery and vulnerability of spiritual life. Cool, okay, so if you’re interested, read on!
I know you’re gonna recognize this.
“How are you doing?”
“Oh, I’m fine, just keeping busy.”
That is not an answer. They asked how you’re doing, not what you’re doing. Busy is not a feeling, busy is not a state of mind! Or… have we turned it into one? Continue reading “Ignoring Grief- The Downside of Staying Busy”
I was going to start off this post with a story. And then I realized I don’t want that to distract from the message I feel is so vitally important to the purpose of my site.
So let’s get this straight right now. Continue reading “Who Gets to Say They’re Grieving?”
So Mother’s Day is coming up.
I’ve been doing really well this past week or two with missing Mom. And just when I thought I’d hit a good rhythm, this holiday has popped right on up. Continue reading “Forced Grief Days- How I Plan to Approach Mother’s Day”
My dad came to visit last week, and while he was here we watched the documentary Charged. First of all, if you haven’t seen it, I totally recommend it. It explores loss from a really different circumstance than mine, but it was a perspective that I was whole-heartedly grateful to take in. Beyond the story itself was the backdrop of the film- Montana. My home state. Continue reading “Was it Just WILD? Or Does Nature Really Help Me Grieve?”
When I first lost my mom, I didn’t know if I was allowed to go out. Continue reading “If I’m Grieving, Can I Still Drink?”