Permission to Celebrate: The Grieving Banana Cookie Dance

Permission to Celebrate: The Grieving Banana Cookie Dance

My dear community, Last week I shared about my dear colleague, Fawn Miller, who lost her sweet puppy. As you’d expect, she has good moments and moments of grief overwhelm. She sent an update on how she’s navigating her grief journey. Listening to her Inner...
Where are you on The Missing Them Scale?

Where are you on The Missing Them Scale?

When beginning a grief session with someone, I usually ask, “How are you in this moment?” And then I follow up with, “On a scale of 1-10, how’s your grief?” or “On a scale of 1-10 how much are you missing them?”   Why? Because these questions...
Are you afraid of being happy?

Are you afraid of being happy?

My Dear Community, Many questions arise for those grappling with grief’s grip. Questions like: Will I always be in pain? When will the sadness leave? If I am happy, will I forget him/her/them Grief lives in the body. And the body tells the truth. Navigating the world...
Are you afraid of forgetting them?

Are you afraid of forgetting them?

  Are you afraid that you may forget your most treasured memories of those you’ve lost? Several people said to me this week, “I’m afraid of forgetting him.” Or, “Time is passing since her death and my memories of her are passing too.” Perhaps thoughts of...

Are you spewing or singing as you release your emotions?

COVID Fatigue, Financial Fears, Racial Injustice, Riots, and now Election emotions are taking their toll. Even among the most grounded of us. Every one of us experiences the overwhelm of unregulated emotions. The emotional process that spews chemicals into our brain...

Grief For The Lost Year

I was so relieved I cried when Kamala Harris acknowledged, “We are all in grief.” Grief for a lost year. YES!! Shift is happening! And I believe the grief phobia of the United States of America is shifting. Grief as anxiety, loneliness, and disappointment. I start...