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From Anger to Forgiveness

Most grief stories I’ve heard, including the ones I’ve lived personally, all make a pit stop at anger. Sometimes it’s a brief stay, sometimes it festers for years, and sometimes it’s an intermittent emotion.… { read more }

November 9, 2017

Fear of Erasure

With the realization that life continues, always forward-moving, comes many complex emotions. It’s not that I’m stuck in my grief, but there is part of me that wants to cling to the past. I… { read more }

October 12, 2016

Jodi Loves Chachi

I promise I’m not all grief, all the time. I actually smile and laugh a lot! That doesn’t mean I’m not grieving, but I experience joy in the midst of it all. In fact,… { read more }

October 10, 2016

Surviving The Storm

Hurricane Matthew is wreaking havoc off the coast of Florida as I write this. It provides an interesting parallel because at the same exact time Hurricane Grief has ripped through our family this week.… { read more }

October 6, 2016

Alone In A Crowd

Last week was Homecoming week for our school district. The week was filled with fun themed dress-up days, school spirit and other activities. The week ended with a pancake supper and the Homecoming football… { read more }

September 30, 2016

WHY Am I Doing This???

Have you ever wondered why I would start a website to share my insights and publicly reveal our grief journey? Have you thought maybe I’ve lost my mind? I know I have. Now that… { read more }

September 28, 2016

Grief Support Donts

Is there anything more awkward than grief? I doubt it. It was uncomfortable for me, and for the people trying to offer their love and support. I’ve heard all sorts of well-intentioned messages since… { read more }

September 25, 2016