grief / grieving

No matter what kind of loss, grieving is an important, natural human healing process. It is not negative, not something to be achieved, nor is it a destination.

"Don't worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come? ~ Rumi Reflecting this morning on times in my life when I couldn't...
So many anniversaries bunched together like grapes on the vine.  Every few days a reminder... a birthday, an anniversary, an important date in the life of those who have passed. We're past the...
No matter where you go, there you are. There, I said it. Out loud. No, really. I said it out loud as I typed it. Of course, my cat shot me a look that confirmed what I've known all along: she...
"What if it had happened to someone else?" My eyes go a little bit squinty and I blink slowly with the blank stare of the obviously deflated. She's right. The story, if told about anyone else, would...
Because in order to truly rebuild, sometimes things need to completely fall apart. And as Amy Lee so beautifully belts out in Lithium, I always find my place among the ashes... In silent solitude I...
Guess I didn't have as much to say as I thought I would.  Or as often. Huh. I'm in my office again for the first time in over a year.  It's odd.  Slightly awkward. But I'm happy to be sitting...
The sudden passing of someone whom I loved very deeply and intimately. I travel to the place of his memorial to share with others his life and the graces he's given each of us in this lifetime. Most...
A time for finishing. Completion. A mini-ending within larger endings, rippling outward to infinity. I let go and release (real-ease) with grace, wonder and excitement to see what kind of things...
A flurry of deaths and uncertain lifespans within the space of a few short weeks.  I observe the chaos of reactions around me, and I attempt to maintain my own silence.  I find myself tempted to...