A Roadmap for Grief and Loss

If you do an internet search about grief, loss, or bereavement, many sites will talk about the stages of grief. Are there five? Seven? In any case, we all want to know what those stages are, so that we can predict what our experience might be, and perhaps see some light at the end of […]

Kate Spade, Suicide & Stigma

I am sad about Kate’s Spade’s death, and sad that another person has died by suicide. As she was a celebrity, her death and the varied reactions to it have been very public. While I have read many supportive comments for her and her family, many others have been laced with judgement and unkindness.  The […]

Complicated Grief, Defined & Discussed

How can we tell when grief has become complicated? We don’t want to pathologize the grieving process. We know that grief plays out differently for each person. We also want to provide the right help and resources for those who might be in need. This is a great recent article about complicated grief. Please read, […]

Mother’s Day & Grief

Holidays may remind us to celebrate what we have, but they can also ignite our grief for what we have lost. Many face a Mother’s Day without a mom. Their stories vary. Their mom might have died recently or long ago. Some lost their mothers when they were still children. Others are estranged from their […]

Stay With Me

I just finished a novel with an in-depth and moving commentary about loss. Stay With Me, written by Nigerian author Ayobami Adebayo, tells the story of a couple who face infertility, and then, later, the death of two children. The book does a great job in describing a mother’s hesitancy to bond with her third […]