A True Man of Peace is Gone this Father’s Day

A True Man of Peace is Gone this Father’s Day

Today is Father’s Day, 2022. My own father, George Kuzma Jr. has been gone now for 25 years. I remember him with gratitude for being my guiding sage. Today is also Juneteenth. It marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865. They took control...
Facing Facebook Without Her

Facing Facebook Without Her

In this digital age, a loss is felt in many of the same ways as those centuries ago. However, we also have that added piece of no longer seeing their presence in other ways. Having recently lost my aunt, I no longer see her comments or engagement on my social media...
Grief at the Beauty Bar

Grief at the Beauty Bar

Today’s post is from Leela Vox*, author and poet. She offers poignant thoughts for women entering the autumn of life. Grief at the Beauty Bar acknowledges that most women would prefer to stay youthful-looking decades beyond their 50s and 60s. If honest, we’d admit...

From the Chaos of Global Grief to the Calm of Connection

The coronavirus has changed the world permanently. Our world as we knew it is gone. So many things and ways of life are gone. We know that loss is a natural part of life. We also know that grief is a universal part of loss. Grief turns our world upside down. Grief is...

The Space: Where We Deal with Inevitable Loss

Dear Community, This post is by guest author, Susan Schoenbeck, MSN, RN. Today she talks about the space where we deal with loss and how to moderate it. I met Susan through the NW Association of Death Education and Bereavement in 2014. Her writings are full of gentle...