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Seven Ways to Help a Friend through Loss

How to Help a Friend Through Loss It’s been six years since my son died. The calendar tells me this, but my heart cannot understand it. That is the thing with grief—it is not rational. It does not know time. It doesn’t run its course. It’s always there, the dull ache of something lost that […] Read more…

Our Scars Make Us Beautiful

We’ve come so far, I guess I’m proud And I ain’t worried about the wrinkles around my smile I’ve got some scars, I’ve been around I’ve felt some pain, I’ve seen some things, but I’m here now. —Macklemore,  “Good Ol’ Days” Recently I talked  to a grandmother who has more optimism that most 40-year-olds I […] Read more…

Back to School Grief

Back to school always brings up so many different emotions: Some mothers are jumping on their beds with glee. Others are wiping tears as they watch their child get on the bus for the first time. I can hardly believe that my son would have been nine years old and going into third grade this […] Read more…