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...

And the Award goes to…

My Dear Community, Family traditions bind us together, give us a sense of belonging, and build loving memories. But when a loved one isn’t here to share in the tradition, what then? How can you approach a special event that you used to share together? Approaching...

“Will You Please Call Me?”

Dear Community, My clients know they can make an SOS call whenever they’re drowning in grief. You know, those times when you can’t catch your breath in between sobs. And the snot won’t stop running out your nose. The times you want to die, too. They know I’m here for...

Grief Brain Equals Brain Fog

Dear Community, Grief Brain is real. It can release high levels of stress hormones in the body leading to confusion, fuzzy thinking, disrupted sleep, and depression. There are techniques to help regain your balance. _______________________ A client recently asked me,...

Two Links, Two Resources – Just for You

Dear Community, I now realize there are two different groups of people in my community who read this weekly newsletter. The first group is you; one of those in grief. Your world has exploded because of loss. The second group are those who want to support, companion,...