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Self-Pity versus Self-Compassion
As a bereaved parent, I must remain diligent in paying attention to my feelings so as not to fall into the trap of self-pity while remembering to care for myself emotionally. We walk a thin line.
How Long Does It Take to Grieve?
How many times do we have to get up, put one foot in front of the other and get on with it? When does the grief process end?
It's Been Two Years
Itís been two years since our eight year old daughter died. The only thing that has changed is our ability to pretend in the real world that we are ok. It is a faÁade.
Surviving Siblings Must Face Their Own Mortality
How do you help your young child face their own mortality?
The Ball and The Jar
I call it the ball and jar analogy. Often I find myself referring back to it when I need help with my grieving, which includes my levels of patience and tolerance. This is my interpretation.
What Is Selfish When You Are Grieving?
Do I have a new code of moral ethics that rationalizes selfishness for my survival?
Grils, Dinner's Ready
Iíve always called it the bewitching hour. That hour before dinner. The hour when everyone melts down from their day. I miss it so much.
It's Mother's Day Again
Today I write in honor of all moms who have lost their precious children.
The Week of School Vacation is Wretched
Itís school vacation week again, a time of the school season I used to really love because I could just hang out with my daughters. But now I dread it.
We Saw a Medium
It is a natural feeling to want to connect with your loved one after death. There is a need for reassurance that they are o.k. no matter what you may or may not believe.
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