How Do You Move Forward after Trauma?

My Dear Community, Recently, I spoke with a grieving woman who lost her child by suicide 19 months ago. She asked me, “How did you move forward after your son’s traumatic death? Talk therapy just does not work.” I paused, took a deep breath and began… Four years...
It’s the Moments – Not Words

It’s the Moments – Not Words

When caught in the throes of grief it’s the moments, not the words, that reach into our heart. Let your presence speak volumes. “…the giving of space for someone to discover for themselves what it means to grieve…” Mark Nepo. My Dear Community, When I remember...

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...