Celebrating the Holidays while Grieving Loss of a Loved One
holidays while grieving
          Celebrating during the holidays while grieving the loss of a loved one is tough! You want to just crawl back into bed and pull the covers over your head and sleep. The pain becomes exponential especially during this time because a lot of the holiday traditions are based around family time and being together. The Hallmark movies and cards don't really help much either! Don't you hate it when you're just not feelin'it and can't...

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Shattered, Torn, Together Slowly: My Heart One Year after Losing my Brother
How to Cope with Grief as a Mother
Shattered, Torn, Together Slowly I'm writing this post nearly one year after losing my brother. Shattered, torn, together slowly are words from a poem I wrote as a 13 year old girl.  Hard to believe what was going through my mind to write those words at that young age. Then I quickly recall my life as a teen and how turbulent it was for our family during that time. Our parents' marriage was ending.  We were facing change among the...

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