Mourning the “Heart of Paris”

My Dear Community, We collectively mourn this week over the burning of the “Heart of Paris” One news account said: No deaths were reported, but two police officers and a firefighter were injured as 12th-century landmark, Notre Dame Cathedral burned. The blaze erupted...

Remember how they lived

Dear Community, When someone dies by suicide, we often focus our thoughts on how they died. But the way they died doesn’t define their life. Focus on how they lived! On Monday I answered a call and heard wracking sobs. Shock blocked her words. Despair...

Is There A Date You Dread?

Dear Community, Is there a date you dread? A death day anniversary? The birthday, death day, or anniversary date you ‘celebrate’ without your loved one’s earthly presence? One of those dates for me is January 24th.  Without looking at a calendar I can feel the...

How Not to Kill Each Other When You’re Both Grieving?

If You Each Had a Broken Leg, How Would Life Be?   Once again, a surprise email arrived Monday morning from a colleague who has a grieving client. My colleague asked some pointed questions. How do I support her (my client that I have referred to you)? How do you...

What is the Best Way You Can Support Someone Who is Grieving?

What IS the Best Way You Can Support Someone Who Is Grieving?                                                                                                                                                                                                            The...

Get Relief in the Spiral of Mourning

The Spiral of Mourning Everyone knows that grief comes unbidden. The common belief is that thoughts always precede feelings, however, when you are grieving, you may not even be thinking about your child, and suddenly there will be a sight, a sound or a smell that will...