Platitudes of Bereavement

Platitudes of Bereavement

A beautiful heartfelt piece on Platitudes of bereavement from Brian Brown originally composed in 2015 but modified and expanded upon today: Platitudes… those little things that we say.  Oftentimes they spill out of our mouths when we don’t know WHAT to...
Loss, Light, and Letting Go When Loved Ones Are Gone

Loss, Light, and Letting Go When Loved Ones Are Gone

Darkness can feel like it’s closing in when we grieve. If you’re new to grief, there’s a whole process between loss, light, and letting go when loved ones are gone. Grief is an emotional process. The rawness, fragility, utter confusion, and fatigue are part of the...
Touchless Carwashes Are Great, But Not For Humans

Touchless Carwashes Are Great, But Not For Humans

This past year of pandemic lock-downs and isolation have emphasized the importance of touch. Especially for the lonely, isolated, and grieving. Because touchless carwashes are great – but not for humans. As a Rubenfeld Synergist, I’ve seen the power of touch to...
How to Survive a Grief Storm

How to Survive a Grief Storm

These days, everything seems intensified. People are easily triggered. Fear, anger, anxiety, and grief come pouring out at the drop of a dime. People need a compassionate listening heart and ear. That’s how you survive a grief storm. Stay open to your grief and...

How To Write A Simple Comforting Condolence Card

When someone we know loses a loved one, we want to give a condolence card. Unfortunately, we’re grief-illiterate. Our words and cards often aren’t as comforting as we intended. Let’s educate ourselves on how to do a better job. I cried when I heard...

Wanted: Your Best Ideas for The Grief Jar

Good things happen in therapy sessions because clients have a safe place to embrace their emotions. A place where they don’t worry if someone else feels uncomfortable. A non-judgmental place. Where snotty faces, red eyes, or outraged railings at God are accepted. My...