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Another year without you...

It’s always so depressing

     when I realize how long it’s been 

     since I’ve seen you; 

Pain vs. Suffering

Pain vs. Suffering

What do Tony Robbins and the Buddha have in common?

Well, among other things, they both teach us that while pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.

Tony explains that suffering occurs when our story for how life should be doesn’t match our reality.

A Letter to Mama, if you're reading...


Finding Comfort in a Pillow

July 17th and I’m standing in a room where exactly 2 weeks ago, my fiancé, Chase, had opened his beautiful


Since you've been gone

I keep thinking you're coming back.

I waited, day and night

But you never came.

Now...I am so torn...

When Good People Say Stupid Things

My dad died suddenly during Spring Break of my sophomore year of high school. When we arrived for the funeral, the sidewalks on both sides of the funeral home were packed with dozens of my friends. I locked eyes with many of them on the way in. A hand slipped into mine. An arm went around my shoulder. 

Avoiding Trust

After feeling broken or lost after a Loss of a Loved one. You create walls of protection that guide you and keep others at a didtance. Is this safe? Probably not but you just feel like no one knows and if they pretend to they just treat you differently. I assure you we may look fragile but inside we are stronger but then there are days we are stronger inside than our appearance on the outside.


I cry myself to sleep

Behind closed doors I weep

But I make it day by day

God you have showed me the way

I feel the pain, hurt & sorrow

Because of You, I live for tomorrow


The sibling bond is often overlooked when a sibling dies…and siblings do have a very special relationship. When considering grief, it’s the familial relationship least studied. It’s most unfortunate because our children who live often become the “forgotten griever.” And yet, just like us, their lives are not the same because relationships change when a child dies.

Home Builders: Creating a new safe place after loss

Home is where your mom isLike many children, I was under the impression growing up that Home would forever exist as I knew it - a stationary, unchanging bubble of safety to welcome me back any time I needed.

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